Darren Daulton to Host Nightly Baseball Show on 97.5 The Fanatic

May 5, 2010

97.5 The Fanatic is excited to announce that former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton will host a nightly show through the baseball season.  “Talking Baseball with Dutch” will air every weeknight during the baseball season at 6pm starting Monday May 10th, and will feature Fanatic hosts Mike Missanelli and Jon Marks.

“Dutch” will be hosting a nightly show focused on the Phillies and their 2010 campaign for their third straight National League Pennant.  The show will discuss the upcoming Phillies game and analyze the previous games.  Phillies fans will also have the ability to call in and talk baseball with Darren throughout the show.

Darren Daulton was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980, and made his first big league appearance in September of 1983.  After spending the most of the 80’s as a backup catcher for the Phillies, Daulton became the Phillies fulltime catcher in 1989.  He made three All Star appearances and was thought of as the leader of the 1993 team that lost in the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays.  Dutch was traded to the Florida Marlins in 1997 and announced his retirement after the Marlins won the World Series that same year.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with 97.5 The Fanatic,” said Darren Daulton.  “I am looking forward to sharing a summer of fun with the Philadelphia fans who I hope will love our show almost as much as much as they love this Phillies team.  I can’t wait to come back to my adopted home town and take another amazing ride with this team and these fans.”

“I am thrilled to have Darren join The Fanatic,” said 97.5 The Fanatic Program Director Matt Nahigian.  “Phillies fans loved the way he played and I am excited to give the fans a chance to talk to Dutch about the Phils on a night to night basis.”

For more information, please contact Mike McMonagle, 97.5 The Fanatic / 950 ESPN Philadelphia Promotions Director, at 610-771-9635.