This past Friday the Darren Daulton Foundation held an event honoring the 1993 Phillies team.
For those unfamiliar with the Darren Daulton Foundation, it is a non-profit organization that raises money to provide financial assistance to people who suffer from brain cancer and brain tumors in the legacy of Phillies great Darren Daulton. The event took place at Xfinity Live in South Philadelphia. There was a live band, catered food, bars, and people had a chance to meet and talk to some members from the 1993 team.
A good amounts of the players from the pennant-winning team showed up for the event, including: Tommy Greene, Jim Eisenreich, Larry Bowa, Milt Thompson, Ben Rivera, Mickey Morandini, David West, Tony Longmire, Curt Schilling, and even Danny Jackson who arrived after throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies-Brewers game across the street. Fans in attendance got to meet the players, take pictures, get autographs, and chat with the guys throughout the night.
Someone asked Curt Schilling why the team chose the song “Two Princes” by the Spin Doctors to play after every win that memorable season. He replied that it was simply the first song that came on after the first win of the season, so they just kept playing it every night – 96 more times that season.
All-in-all it was a great night for a great cause, despite having to watch the 2018 Phillies lose to the Brewers 12-4. Older fans got to come out and meet some of their favorite players from the early 90s and celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Phillies team that defied the odds and won the city’s heart in the process.
The Darren Daulton Foundation is always holding different events to continue to raise money for their noble cause. People can also go online and donate on the foundation’s website.