Darrell Porter

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Birthday
17, 1952
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Aug 5, 2002 (50)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1952
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Aug 5, 2002 (50)

About

Major league catcher who overcame drug and alcohol addiction to play in four All-Star games and win the World Series.

Before Fame

He was a first-round draft pick of the Brewers.

Trivia

He caused controversy in 1980 when he publicly announced that he was an addict, and his subsequent memoir painted a deeper portrait of the man.

Family Life

He grew up in Joplin, Missouri.

Associated With

He and Roy Campanella were among the handful of catchers who tallied 100 RBIs and scored 100 runs in a single season.