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Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton undergoes surgery for brain tumors

Both tumors removed; operation appears to be a success, doctor says

Doctor: Surgery on Darren Daulton 'went well'

PHILADELPHIA - Doctors have completed surgery to remove two tumors from the brain of former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton.

The seven-hour operation on Monday "went well," said the Jefferson University Hospital doctor who performed the procedure.

The doctor said Daulton will spend the next three to four weeks recovering from the surgery and will likely have to undergo radiation treatment.

Daulton, who played for the 1983 Reading Phillies and spent 14 of his 15 major league seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, was diagnosed last week as having the two brain tumors after reported having difficulty speaking.

Daulton has hosted "Talking Baseball with Dutch" on WPEN 97.5 FM the last four years.

"Continue to keep Darren and his family in your thoughts and prayers. The support for Darren from everyone has been outstanding," the station said in a statement posted on its website.

The radio station also posted the following statement from Daulton on Saturday:

"I want to thank everyone for your uplifting support.  Special thanks to the Phillies and 97.5 the Fanatic.  Right on fight on! Love ya, Dutch."

The station is inviting fans to send Daulton their best wishes by emailing

Daulton was a key part of the Phillies' National League championship team in 1993. He finished his career with the 1997 World Series champion Florida Marlins.

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