Former Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter has been found dead in a suburban Kansas City park. Porter spent 17 seasons in baseball’s Major Leagues – six with Milwaukee, four in Kansas City, five in St. Louis, and two with Texas. Porter became a pivotal part of Kasnas City’s playoff run when he arrived there in 1977. In 1981, after going through rehab for alcohol and drug problems, Whitey Herzog, who managed him in K.C. brought him over to St. Louis. In 1982, Porter was named the National League Championship Series and World Series Most Valuable Player as the Cardinals beat the Brewers in seven games. He was 50 years old. An autopsywill be performed, police do not suspect foul play.
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