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Darrell Ray Porter
Birth: Jan. 17, 1952
Death: Aug. 6, 2002

Major League Baseball catcher with the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Joplin, MO. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and co-founder of Enjoy the Game. He was the Oklahoma Athlete of the Year, 1982 World Series MVP for the St. Louis Cardinals, a four-time Major League All-Star, member of the Royals Silver Anniversary Team and a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Author of a book about his battle with substance abuse. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ray Lloyd Porter (1924 - 2008)
  Twila Mae Conley Porter (1927 - 2008)
 
 Spouse:
  Deanne Porter (1960 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Combined effects of heat and cocaine
 
Burial:
Longview Memorial Gardens
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Oct 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6821292
Darrell Ray Porter
Added by: Frank Russo
 
Darrell Ray Porter
Added by: Bill Walker
 
Darrell Ray Porter
Added by: Bill Walker
 
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Every boy has a hero on the baseball diamond. Mine of course was Darrell. I was just 12 when the 82 world series was played. Looking at all the players I couldn't decide on my favorite until they showed Deanne in the seats....I thought she was gorgeous ...(Read more)
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