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Darren Daulton undergoes surgery to remove brain tumors

Jul 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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Former major league catcher Darren Daulton underwent surgery today at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to remove two tumors from his brain, according to We learned last week about the unfortunate diagnosis.

Today’s procedure took seven hours and was performed by Dr. Kevin D. Judy, M.D., who specializes in neurosurgery. Judy said Daulton is in good spirits and is already talking quite a bit, though the particulars for his recovery won’t be known until they see the final pathology on the tumors. One of the biggest concerns is his language function, which is what brought him to the doctor in the first place. has video of an interview with Judy:

We’re all rooting for you, “Dutch.”


  1. philsphan34 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM


    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      #RightOnFightOn …..says it all.

  2. dkphilly1122 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    You’re in our prayers Dutch!! You got this battle for sure!!

  3. Old Gator - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Well, I guess the earlier report that one of the tumors was inoperable was wrong. That’s something. Hope it all goes as well as possible.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    “He recently claimed in a televised interview with ESPN that he has “skipped through time” and undergone “astral travel” and will “blast into space.”

    Hopefully this surgery fixes….you know….all of that.

    Best of luck in his recovery, and don’t anyone give any money in his name to Lenny Dykstra.

  5. mazblast - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Daulton’s a nut. However, he’s the kind of nut just about everyone should like–doesn’t hurt anyone, doesn’t get into trouble, just does and says way-out-of-the-mainstream things. He never played for my team, but I’ve always liked him, and I’m rooting for him all the way.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:32 AM

      Not trying to bash the guy…..but he has been arrested for domestic violence and multiple DUIs.

      • lbj55 - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        Sure sounds like your bashing to me

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

        By correcting the notion that he had never been in trouble or hurt anyone witb facts?

        I have no positive or negative opinion of Daulton. But facts are facts.

    • hojo20 - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      Kind of like my idol John Rocker.

  6. nbjays - Jul 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Best of luck to Dutch and I hope he has a full recovery.

  7. Jonny 5 - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    A family friend of mine had a similar surgery last year. One tumor, non cancerous. He spent a good year working out the effects the surgery had on his brain, he was very similar to a stroke victim afterwards. Don’t expect Dutch back on the air for awhile people, if ever. This is not a easy procedure or recovery. Get well soon Dutch, kick this terrible disease.

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