Darren Daulton made an indelible mark on Major League Baseball as a professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, yet off the field his life was marred with multiple marriages, legal problems and his battle against brain cancer. This article provides an in-depth look at Daulton’s life, including his career. Amanda Dick was Daulton’s fourth wife. Children were born from both marriages. Previous marriages played a significant role.
A Notable Career in Baseball
Darren Daulton began his professional baseball career when the Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the 25th Round of the Major League Baseball Draft on April 7, 1978. Three years later on September 25, 1983 he made his major league debut against San Diego Padres; eventually spending 17 seasons there before leaving to another franchise.
Daulton’s career took a surprising turn on July 21, when the Phillies swapped him for Billy McMillon. His influence in baseball is still significant today, despite the change in venue.
Daulton’s Battle with Brain Cancer
Daulton also had health issues off the field. He died in August 2017 at the age of 55, after a recurrence of brain cancer that had been declared to be cancer-free back in 2015. Unfortunately, this led to his death.
Darren Daulton & Amanda Dick: A Bond Beyond Baseball
Darren Daulton married Amanda Dick in 2013. Amanda Dick, born in Clearwater, Florida in 1982 and professional golfer prior to meeting Darren in December 2013, also enjoyed a successful golfing career before marrying him on December 2013. The two exchanged vows in December 2013.
The Darren Daulton Foundation
After their marriage, they established The Darren-Daulton Foundation. The Darren Daulton Foundation continues to support individuals with primary brain tumors by providing financial assistance. To date, the organization has granted more than $250,000 to over 100 individuals.
Darren Daulton: His personal Legacy
Darren Daulton is the proud father of four children, Summer, Zachary and Savannah, as well as Darren Daulton, II. Although details are scarce, the importance of these four children in Daulton’s life cannot overstated.
Daulton’s Legal Challenges
Daulton has had a number of legal issues throughout his life. Most were related to driving offences. Daulton was arrested twice for DUI, which led to the suspension of his license. Subsequent solo vehicle accidents occurred during this time. He was also arrested for battery on his wife and sentenced to two-and-a-half months in prison.
Darren Daulton’s previous marriages: Lynne Allen and Nicole Garcia
Darren Daulton has been married twice before Amanda Dick. In 1989, Darren Daulton married American model Lynne Austin. The couple had a child named Zach before they split up in 1995. Daulton had a second marriage with Nicole Garcia. It lasted between 1995 and 2004. His final and third marriage was to Amanda. It lasted from his death in 2017 until their separation.
Amanda Dick’s Post-Ball Career
Amanda’s professional career continued after she married Daulton. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration while playing on the University of Florida Women’s golf team, then successfully transitioned from professional golf (spending three years in industry) into real estate as an agent residing in Fort Lauderdale.
Conclusion Darren Daulton’s life was filled with personal challenges, remarkable achievements, and lasting legacies. His impact on the baseball field and in his family is still felt despite his premature death.