Darrell Porter, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002) was born on January 17, 1952.

Darrell Ray Porter was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1971 to 1987 for the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. The four-time All-Star was known for his excellent defensive skills and power hitting ability. He struggled but was never able to overcome a substance abuse problem, yet went on to become the most valuable player of the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Porter died from an accidental drug overdose in 2002 at the age of 50.

Darrell Porter, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002) was born on January 17, 1952.

January 17, 1952

Darrell Porter, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002) was born on January 17, 1952.

Darrell Ray Porter was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1971 to 1987 for the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. The four-time All-Star was known for his excellent defensive skills and power hitting ability. He struggled but was never able to overcome a substance abuse problem, yet went on to become the most valuable player of the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Porter died from an accidental drug overdose in 2002 at the age of 50.