Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Darrell Porter

Darrell Porter Obit
Monday afternoon, August 5th, 2002 Darrell was taken from this world and delivered to our loving God and his son Jesus Christ. Darrell's faith saved many of us.Darrell was very easy to sit down and talk to. His knack of making you feel as if you had been a friend of his for years was a talent many of us wish we had. Darrell will always be remembered for his clutch performances with the Cardinals and Royals. But we will miss Darrell more for his impact on our lives after the game.We will also remember Darrell for the many charities he helped. His time at those events will be remembered by his laughter, stories and the many people that were assisted by his involvement. Darrell will definitely be missed. Why?? To paraphrase Darrell, "Because he was that darn Good!"
Darrell began his career when he signed a professional baseball contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after they made him their number one draft choice in the 1970 June free agent draft. Darrell played for the Brewers for six years and then was traded to the Kansas City Royals during the winter of 1976. Although he was selected as an All-Star in 1974 as a Brewer, it was in Kansas City that he began to come into his own. Darrell immediately became a leader on the great Royals teams of the 70's era. His fierce intensity, and hustle became his trademark, and made him a fan favorite. He was selected to the All-Star team three of the four years he was a Royal. In 1979, he joined Mickey Cochran as the only other catcher in history to have 100 Walks, 100 Runs, and 100 RBI's in a single season. In 1981, Darrell signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. His experience and leadership were key ingredients in the Cardinals resurgence as factors in the National League Championship Series, and the 1982 World Series

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