Yesterday the sad news broke that former Philadelphia Phillies All Star catcher and fan favorite Darren Daulton was diagnosed with two tumors in his brain. Daulton will undergo surgery next week. As of now his prognosis is unknown.
For several years I have discussed my theory about brain cancer and MLB players. Losing two Philadelphia Phillies favorites in Tug McGraw and John Vuchovich to brain cancer, then considering that Gary Carter, Ken Brett, Joe Niekro, Dick Howser, and Dan Quisenberry all died of brain cancer makes one wonder what is causing the disease to be so widespread among major league baseball players.
Former MLB pitcher Robert Tufts explored cancer and MLB in an article on Monday that caught my eye. Tufts went beyond brain cancer and identified players that had other types of cancer as well at young ages.
Originally, I looked at Veteran’s Stadium as a possible reason for so many brain cancer diagnosis’s. Consider that McGraw, Vuchovich, Brett, and Daulton all spent co...