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Ron Darling

Ronald Maurice Darling

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, HI
High School: St. John's HS (Shrewsbury, MA)
School: Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1983 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Mets/Athletics/Expos 1983-1995
Agents: Steve Kaufman [*]
Final Game: August 15, 1995 (Age 34)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 NYM NL 22 P 5 5 1 35.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 2.04 1.60 .952 1.91 1.92 5 3 38% 33% 3
1984 NYM NL 23 P 33 33 2 205.2 58 17 38 3 3 .948 2.41 1.67 .954 1.88 1.87 24 13 35% 31% 7 RoY-5
1985 NYM NL 24 P 36 35 4 248.0 73 24 47 2 5 .973 2.58 1.97 .953 1.92 1.92 12 14 54% 30% 7 AS
1986 NYM NL 25 P 34 34 4 237.0 78 24 47 7 7 .910 2.70 2.09 .955 1.94 1.94 24 15 38% 32% 3 CYA-5
1987 NYM NL 26 P 32 32 2 207.2 63 17 43 3 5 .952 2.60 1.88 .955 1.91 1.90 33 4 11% 29% 3
1988 NYM NL 27 P 34 34 7 240.2 55 17 35 3 4 .945 1.94 1.53 .955 1.96 1.96 20 6 23% 29% 5
1989 NYM NL 28 P 33 33 4 217.1 56 15 37 4 5 .929 2.15 1.58 .947 1.87 1.87 26 11 30% 32% 2 GG
1990 NYM NL 29 P 33 18 1 126.0 31 7 22 2 0 .935 2.07 0.88 .957 1.80 1.79 24 4 14% 29% 4
1991 TOT MLB 30 P 32 32 0 194.1 51 18 27 6 2 .882 2.08 1.41 .955 1.83 1.83 24 3 11% 33% 4
1991 TOT NL 30 P 20 20 0 119.1 34 10 18 6 1 .824 2.11 1.40 .955 1.86 1.85 17 2 11% 33% 3
1991 NYM NL 30 P 17 17 0 102.1 29 7 17 5 0 .828 2.11 1.41 .955 1.86 1.85 12 2 14% 33% 3
1991 MON NL 30 P 3 3 0 17.0 5 3 1 1 1 .800 2.12 1.33 .956 1.85 1.87 5 0 0% 33% 0
1991 OAK AL 30 P 12 12 0 75.0 17 8 9 0 1 1.000 2.04 1.42 .956 1.80 1.80 7 1 13% 34% 1
1992 OAK AL 31 P 33 33 4 206.1 41 11 26 4 2 .902 1.61 1.12 .953 1.72 1.71 10 13 57% 34% 1
1992 OAK AL 31 DH 1 0
1993 OAK AL 32 P 31 29 3 178.0 30 12 17 1 0 .967 1.47 0.94 .953 1.79 1.78 14 11 44% 36% 1
1994 OAK AL 33 P 25 25 4 160.0 31 3 26 2 1 .935 1.63 1.16 .956 1.72 1.71 7 6 46% 31% 2
1995 OAK AL 34 P 21 21 1 104.0 30 10 20 0 2 1.000 2.60 1.43 .960 1.79 1.77 3 4 57% 31% 1
13 Seasons P 382 364 37 2360.1 605 177 391 37 37 .939 2.17 1.49 .954 1.86 1.85 226 107 32% 31% 43
13 Seasons TOT 382 364 37 2360.1 605 177 391 37 37 .939 2.17 1.49 .954 1.86 1.85 226 107 32% 31% 43
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1983 NYM NL 22 P
1984 NYM NL 23 P
1985 NYM NL 24 P
1986 NYM NL 25 P
1987 NYM NL 26 P
1988 NYM NL 27 P
1989 NYM NL 28 P
1990 NYM NL 29 P
1991 NYM NL 30 P
1991 MON NL 30 P
1991 OAK AL 30 P
1992 OAK AL 31 P
1993 OAK AL 32 P
1994 OAK AL 33 P
1995 OAK AL 34 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1983 NYM NL 22 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 NYM NL 23 39 33 39 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1985 NYM NL 24 42 35 42 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1986 NYM NL 25 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 NYM NL 26 32 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 NYM NL 27 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 NYM NL 28 35 33 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1990 NYM NL 29 34 18 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 NYM NL 30 17 17 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK AL 30 12 12 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 MON NL 30 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 OAK AL 31 34 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1993 OAK AL 32 32 29 1 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 OAK AL 33 27 25 2 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1995 OAK AL 34 22 21 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Seasons 402 364 280 382 382 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 19
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1983 NYM NL 22 148 80% 24% 4 100% 0 2 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1984 NYM NL 23 884 78% 25% 35 97% 0 18 3 12 37 25 4 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 4 100%
1985 NYM NL 24 1043 77% 26% 44 98% 0 25 2 15 46 30 6 2 0 1 1 1 5 4 5 0 10 100%
1986 NYM NL 25 967 77% 29% 50 86% 0 24 4 15 42 28 6 7 0 3 4 3 7 4 7 0 8 88%
1987 NYM NL 26 891 76% 28% 41 93% 1 17 2 14 42 28 5 3 0 2 1 2 5 2 3 2 8 88%
1988 NYM NL 27 971 81% 29% 35 94% 1 18 3 15 36 23 3 3 0 0 3 0 4 2 3 1 8 100%
1989 NYM NL 28 922 81% 28% 42 88% 0 15 4 10 37 28 4 4 0 0 4 2 5 2 3 2 11 73%
1990 NYM NL 29 554 81% 32% 20 80% 2 8 0 8 22 15 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 67%
1991 NYM NL 30 427 85% 37% 15 93% 2 8 0 7 17 8 3 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1991 OAK AL 30 319 72% 26% 8 100% 0 8 1 6 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 100%
1991 MON NL 30 81 91% 35% 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
1992 OAK AL 31 866 84% 32% 25 100% 0 11 2 8 25 19 2 4 0 0 4 0 2 2 2 0 4 100%
1993 OAK AL 32 793 82% 32% 21 81% 0 12 1 11 17 16 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1994 OAK AL 33 677 78% 34% 27 89% 1 2 0 1 26 22 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 88%
1995 OAK AL 34 484 78% 32% 21 95% 1 10 0 8 20 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 100%
13 Seasons 10027 80% 30% 388 92% 8 182 22 133 384 266 38 37 1 6 30 9 37 19 30 7 85 89%
MLB Averages 80% 31% 91% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2001 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1986 NL (5, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Gold Gloves
1989 NL (P)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1985 NL  24 (2nd)
1986 NL  24 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 NL  47 (1st)
1986 NL  47 (1st)
1987 NL  43 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1986 NL  7 (1st)
1991 NL  6 (1st)
1992 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1985 NL  2.58 (2nd)
1986 NL  2.70 (3rd)
1987 NL  2.60 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1985 NL  1.97 (2nd)
1986 NL  2.09 (3rd)
1987 NL  1.88 (5th)

                                         

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