Ron Darling

Ronald Maurice Darling
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, HI
Drafted: 1st round 1981 by the Texas Rangers
Acquired: traded from the Texas Rangers with
Walt Terrell for Lee Mazzilli, April 1982
Departed: traded to the Montreal Expos with Mike Thomas for
Tim Burke, July 1991

 

Fine pitcher and member of several great Mets staffs, including the '86 World Champions. He later joined the broadcast booth for the inaugural season of the Mets' own SNY network, possibly attaining greater fame for his broadcasting skills than he had earned from his pitching! He's pictured here on a 1984 Donruss card. Several more cards and stickers are pictured below.

      

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP   W   L  PCT    H    R   ER   SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===============================================================================
1983 *METS*   5   5  1   35.1   1   3 .250   31   11   11   23  17   0  0  2.80
1984 *METS*  33  
33  2  205.2  12   9 .571  179   97   87  136 104   2  0  3.81
1985 *METS*  36  
35  4  248.0  16   6 .727  214   93   80  167 114   2  0  2.90
1986 *METS*  34  
34  4  237.0  15   6 .714  203   84   74  184  81   2  0  2.81
1987 *METS*  32  
32  2  207.2  12   8 .600  183  111   99  167  96   0  0  4.29
1988 *METS*  34  
34  7  240.2  17   9 .654  218   97   87  161  60   4  0  3.25
1989 *METS*  33  
33  4  217.1  14  14 .500  214  100   85  153  70   0  0  3.52
1990 *METS*  33  18  1  126.0   7   9 .438  135   73   63   99  44   0  0  4.50
1991 3teams  32  32  0  194.1   8  15 .348  185  100   92  129  71   0  0  4.26
1992 Oak AL  33  33  4  206.1  15  10 .600  198   98   84   99  72   3  0  3.66
1993 Oak AL  31  29  3  178.0   5   9 .357  198  107  102   95  72   0  0  5.16
1994 Oak AL  25  25  4  160.0  10  11 .476  162   89   80  108  59   0  0  4.50
1995 Oak AL  21  21  1  104.0   4   7 .364  124   79   72   69  46   0  0  6.23
===============================================================================
METS TOTALS 257 241 25 1620.0  99  70 .586 1473  716  630 1148 614  10  0  3.50
OTHER CLUBS 125 123 12  740.1  37  46 .446  771  423  386  442 292   3  0  4.69
===============================================================================
CAREER TOTS 382 364 37 2360.1 136 116 .540 2244 1139 1016 1590 906  13  0  3.87

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP   W   L  PCT    H    R   ER   SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===============================================================================
1991 *METS*  17  17  0  102.1   5   6 .455   96   50   44   58  28   0  0  3.87
1991 Mon NL   3   3  0   17.0   0   2 .000   25   16   14   11   5   0  0  7.41
1991 Oak AL  12  12  0   75.0   3   7 .300   64   34   34   60  38   0  0  4.08

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This is a list of the Ron Darling cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third. 

1983 TCMA

1984 Farmland Dairies

1984 Topps Traded

1985 Fleer

1982 TCMA Tidewater Tides #13

1983 TCMA Tidewater Tides #1

1984 Donruss (Rated Rookie; no number)
1984 Farmland Dairies Mets Fan Club #2
1984 Topps Traded #27T

1985 Donruss #434
1985 Fleer #76
1985 Fleer Star Stickers #117
1985 Leaf #256
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #8
1985 Topps #415

1986 Fleer

1986 Topps Tattoos

1987 Fleer Classic Miniatures

1987 Leaf

1987 Topps League Leaders

1986 Colla Collection Mets Photo Cards
1986 Donruss #563
1986 Donruss All-Stars #37
1986 Fleer #77
1986 Fleer Classic Miniatures #18
1986 Fleer Star Stickers #28
1986 Kay Bee Young Superstars of Baseball #6
1986 Leaf #221
1986 O-Pee-Chee #225
1986 Sportflics #109
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #3
1986 Topps #225
1986 Topps Stickers #98
(uncut)
1986 Topps Tattoos
(half panel)

1987 Burger King All-Pro 2nd Edition Series #6
1987 Donruss #192
1987 Fleer #5
1987 Fleer Baseball's Hottest Stars #11
1987 Fleer Classic Miniatures #23
1987 Fleer 1986 World Series #5
("Darling Picks Up the Slack")
1987 Fleer Star Stickers #27
1987 Fleer Tiffany #5
1987 Kraft Home Plate Heroes #28
1987 Kraft Home Plate Heroes #28
(complete panel)
1987 Leaf #85
1987 O-Pee-Chee #75
1987 Our Own Tea Discs #3
1987 Sportflics #53
1987 Topps #75
1987 Topps Collectors' Series
(Woolworth) Baseball Highlights #26
1987 Topps Mini Leaders #21

1989 O-Pee-Chee

1988 Donruss Diamond Kings Jumbos

1989 Panini Stickers

1989 Topps/LJN Baseball Talk

1988 Donruss #6 (Diamond King)
1988 Donruss #76
1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #41
1988 Donruss Diamond Kings Jumbos #6
1988 Fleer #132
1988 Fleer Star Stickers #100
1988 Kahn's Mets #12
1988 O-Pee-Chee #38
1988 Panini Stickers #335
1988 Score #141
1988 Score Glossy #141
1988 Sportflics #73
1988 Topps #685
1988 Topps Big #85
1988 Topps Stickers #98
(uncut; Jack Morris back)

1989 Bowman #372
1989 Donruss #171
1989 Donruss Baseball's Best #41
1989 Fleer #32
1989 Fleer Tiffany Collector's Edition #32
1989 Kahn's Mets #12
1989 O-Pee-Chee #105
1989 Panini Stickers #130
1989 Score #180
1989 Sportflics #32
1989 Topps #105
1989 Topps Big #166
1989 Topps/LJN Baseball Talk #86
1989 Topps Stickers #100
(uncut)
1989 Upper Deck #159

1990 Donruss Learning Series

1990 Panini Stickers

1991 Upper Deck

1991 Upper Deck Final Edition

1990 Donruss #289
1990 Donruss Learning Series #29
1990 Fleer #201
1990 Fleer Canadian #201
1990 Kahn's Mets #15
1990 Leaf #304
1990 O-Pee-Chee #330
1990 Panini Stickers #295
1990 Publications International Stickers
1990 Score #446
1990 Topps #330
1990 Topps Big #113
1990 Topps Stickers #98
(uncut)
1990 Upper Deck #241

1991 Donruss #472
1991 Fleer #144
1991 Fleer Ultra #214
1991 Kahn's Mets #15
1991 Leaf #378
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #90
1991 Score #456
1991 Topps #735
1991 Topps Micro #735
1991 Upper Deck #198
1991 Upper Deck Final Edition #69F

1992 Donruss #723
1992 Fleer #254
1992 Fleer Ultra #111
1992 Leaf #447
1992 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics #24
1992 Pinnacle #378
1992 Score #710
1992 Topps #259
1992 Topps Gold Winners #259
1992 Topps Micro #259
1992 Topps Stadium Club #685
1992 Upper Deck #669
1992 Upper Deck #669
(gold hologram)

1992 Pinnacle

1993 Panini Stickers

1994 Mother's Cookies

1995 Upper Deck

1993 Bowman #189
1993 Donruss #700
1993 Fleer #661
1993 Fleer Ultra #256
1993 Leaf #182
1993 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics #12
1993 Panini Stickers #22
1993 Pinnacle #199
1993 Score #619
1993 Topps #182
1993 Topps Team Stadium Club Oakland Athletics #14
1993 Upper Deck #168

1994 Donruss #452
1994 Fleer #258
1994 Fleer Flair #90
1994 Fleer Ultra #106
1994 Leaf #57
1994 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics #16
1994 Pacific #447
(reverse negative)
1994 Pinnacle #90
1994 Score #159
1994 Topps #549
1994 Topps Finest #243
1994 Upper Deck #498
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #88
1994 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #498

2001 Legends of New York

1995 Donruss #13
1995 Fleer #243
1995 Fleer Flair #72
1995 Fleer Ultra #92
1995 Leaf #112
1995 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics #6
1995 Pinnacle #389
1995 Score #381
1995 Topps #16
1995 Topps Stadium Club #142
1995 Upper Deck #282
1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #136
1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond #282

2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York #75
2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York #89
(The Miracle Mets)
2001
Upper Deck Legends of New York Gold #LMJ-RD (game-used jersey; 122/400)

2002 Topps Super Teams #143
2002 Topps Super Teams Retrofractor #143
(1205/1986)

2004 Bazooka One-Liners #BOL-RD (game-worn jersey)

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #74
2005 Topps Pristine Legends #113
(The College Years; 0702/1999)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (queen of diamonds)

2008 Topps Update Ring of Honor 1986 Mets #MRH-RD

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (white deck, four of hearts)

2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (queen of diamonds)
2013 Panini Hometown Heroes #113

2014 Panini Prizm #20 (autographed)

Other Ron Darling memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)
1987 McDonald's
1986 World Champions tumbler (Mookie Wilson also pictured)
108 Stitches: Ron's autobiographical memoir (autographed)

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