Ron Darling Stats

Ron Darling was born on Friday, August 19, 1960, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Darling was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1983, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ron Darling baseball stats page.

"This game is played with confidence because this game is played with your head. Most people have the physical ability to play the game. To excel in it, I think it's in your head." - Ron Darling in Season of Ghosts: The '86 Mets and the Red Sox (Howard Burman, McFarland Publishing, 12/31/2012, Page 137)
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Ron Darling Autograph on a 1989 Topps (#105)
Ron Darling Autograph on a 1989 Topps (#105)

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Birth Name:
Ronald Maurice Darling
Nickname:
Ron
Born On:
08-19-1960  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
St. John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-06-1983 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-15-1995
Draft:
1981 : 1st Round (9th)
Ron Darling

Ron Darling Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1983 23 Mets 5 5 0 1 3 .250 2.80 1 0 0 35.1 148 31 11 11 0 17 1 23 3 3 2 -
1984 24 Mets 33 33 0 12 9 .571 3.81 2 2 0 205.2 884 179 87 97 17 104 2 136 7 5 1 -
1985 25 Mets 36 35 1 16 6 .727 2.90 4 2 0 248.0 1,043 214 80 93 21 114 1 167 7 3 1 -
1986 26 Mets 34 34 0 15 6 .714 2.81 4 2 0 237.0 967 203 74 84 21 81 2 184 7 3 3 -
1987 27 Mets 32 32 0 12 8 .600 4.29 2 0 0 207.2 891 183 99 111 24 96 3 167 6 3 3 -
1988 28 Mets 34 34 0 17 9 .654 3.25 7 4 0 240.2 971 218 87 97 24 60 2 161 7 5 2 -
1989 29 Mets 33 33 0 14 14 .500 3.52 4 0 0 217.1 922 214 85 100 19 70 7 153 12 3 4 -
1990 30 Mets 33 18 3 7 9 .438 4.50 1 0 0 126.0 554 135 63 73 20 44 4 99 5 5 1 -
1991 31 Mets 17 17 0 5 6 .455 3.87 0 0 0 102.1 427 96 44 50 9 28 1 58 9 6 4 -
1991 31 Expos 3 3 0 0 2 .000 7.41 0 0 0 17.0 81 25 14 16 6 5 0 11 4 1 0 -
1991 31 Athletics 12 12 0 3 7 .300 4.08 0 0 0 75.0 319 64 34 34 7 38 2 60 3 2 1 -
1992 32 Athletics 33 33 0 15 10 .600 3.66 4 3 0 206.1 866 198 84 98 15 72 5 99 13 4 0 -
1993 33 Athletics 31 29 1 5 9 .357 5.16 3 0 0 178.0 793 198 102 107 22 72 5 95 3 5 1 -
1994 34 Athletics 25 25 0 10 11 .476 4.50 4 0 0 160.0 682 162 80 89 18 59 3 108 6 7 1 -
1995 35 Athletics 21 21 0 4 7 .364 6.23 1 0 0 104.0 484 124 72 79 16 46 2 69 5 4 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
13 Years 382 364 5 136 116 .540 3.87 37 13 0 2,360.1 10,032 2,244 1,016 1,139 239 906 40 1,590 97 59 24 -
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Ron Darling Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1983 23 Mets 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
1984 24 Mets 39 67 7 10 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 19 6 1 0 1 .149 .159 .164
1985 25 Mets 42 76 9 13 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 25 13 0 0 0 .171 .213 .224
1986 26 Mets 34 81 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 29 10 0 0 0 .099 .131 .123
1987 27 Mets 32 65 5 8 5 0 0 0 4 2 0 22 10 0 0 0 .123 .149 .200
1988 28 Mets 34 82 4 18 4 2 0 0 4 1 0 21 9 0 0 1 .220 .229 .317
1989 29 Mets 35 73 8 9 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 28 5 0 1 0 .123 .147 .219
1990 30 Mets 34 31 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 12 5 0 0 0 .129 .206 .129
1991 31 Mets 17 34 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 .118 .118 .206
1991 31 Expos 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
1991 31 Athletics 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 32 Athletics 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 33 Athletics 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 34 Athletics 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 35 Athletics 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 402 526 39 76 21 2 2 0 21 15 0 175 65 1 1 2 .144 .169 .203
Ron Darling

Ron Darling Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1983 Mets P 5 5 106 8 1.6 8 2 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
1984 Mets P 33 33 617 58 1.8 55 17 38 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.41
1985 Mets P 36 35 744 73 2.0 71 24 47 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.58
1986 Mets P 34 34 711 78 2.3 71 24 47 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .910 2.70
1987 Mets P 32 32 623 63 2.0 60 17 43 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.60
1988 Mets P 34 34 722 55 1.6 52 17 35 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .945 1.94
1989 Mets P 33 33 652 56 1.7 52 15 37 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.15
1990 Mets P 33 18 378 31 0.9 29 7 22 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.07
1991 Mets P 17 17 307 29 1.7 24 7 17 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .828 2.11
1991 Expos P 3 3 51 5 1.7 4 3 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 2.12
1991 Athletics P 12 12 225 17 1.4 17 8 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
1992 Athletics P 33 33 619 41 1.2 37 11 26 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.61
1993 Athletics P 31 29 534 30 1.0 29 12 17 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.47
1994 Athletics P 25 25 480 31 1.2 29 3 26 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.63
1995 Athletics P 21 21 312 30 1.4 30 10 20 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.60
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 382 364 7,081 605 1.6 568 177 391 37 37 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.17
13 Years 382 364 7,081 605 1.6 568 177 391 37 37 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.17
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Ron Darling Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1983 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.35 5.86 4.33
1984 Mets 0 0 .000 0 6 n/a 0.0 3.5 22.3 1.31 5.95 4.55
1985 Mets 1 0 1.000 0 6 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.46 6.06 4.14
1986 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.27 6.99 3.08
1987 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 16.3 1.74 7.24 4.16
1988 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 20.5 2.68 6.02 2.24
1989 Mets 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 36.5 2.6 14.6 2.19 6.34 2.90
1990 Mets 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.6 15.5 2.25 7.07 3.14
1991 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 34.0 2.07 5.10 2.46
1991 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 3.0 2.20 5.82 2.65
1991 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.58 7.20 4.56
1992 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.38 4.32 3.14
1993 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 4.80 3.64
1994 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.83 6.08 3.32
1995 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 5.97 3.98
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 1 0 1.000 1 19 1 263.0 3.0 25.0 1.75 6.06 3.45
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Ron Darling Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1983 New York Mets 44 $35,000.00 - -
1984 New York Mets 44 $60,000.00 - -
1985 New York Mets 12 $230,000.00 Stats -
1986 New York Mets 12 $440,000.00 - Stats
1987 New York Mets 12 $1,050,000.00 - -
1988 New York Mets 12 $1,000,000.00 - -
1989 New York Mets 12 , 15 $1,966,666.00 - -
1990 New York Mets 15 $1,566,667.00 - -
1991 New York Mets 15 $1,966,667.00 - -
1991 Montreal Expos 15 "     " - -
1991 Oakland Athletics 17 "     " - -
1992 Oakland Athletics 17 $2,200,000.00 - -
1993 Oakland Athletics 17 $2,250,000.00 - -
1994 Oakland Athletics 17 $2,250,000.00 - n/a
1995 Oakland Athletics 17 $3,000,000.00 - -


Jon Matlack ( 1973 World Series ) and Ron Darling ( 1986 World Series ) are the only two New York Mets twirlers to be Game 7 starting pitchers. Ron won a ring after his start, Jon did not. So what prompted Darling to write the incredibly insightful book, Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life ?

Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as his team finds a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remember seasons in Major League Baseball history.

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Ron Darling | Game 7, 1987 - Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life | Look Inside

Did you know that when Ron Darling was awarded the Gold Glove Award in 1989, he was the first New York Mets pitcher to receive the honor? Did you know that not one Mets twirler since Darling has ever won?

Ron Darling was the ninth pitcher born in the state of Hawaii to appear in a Major League game, joining Johnnie Williams (1914), Prince Oana (1934), Charlie Hough (1970), Milt Wilcox (1970), Ryan Kurosaki (1975), Doug Capilla (1976), Fred Kuhaulua (1977), and Carlos Diaz (1982). Darling made his debut in 1983, and when he was sent to the 1985 Midsummer Classic , he became the first Hawaiian-born All-Star pitcher!

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