Ronald Maurice Darling
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.
Debut: September 6, 1983 (Age 23.018, 12,428th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 6.1 IP, 5 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Athletics/Expos 1983-1995
Agents: Steve Kaufman [*]
Last Game: August 15, 1995 (Age 34.361)
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Career Home Runs
Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988
(completeness summary of pitch
and hit data
Ron Darling: 2 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
|1989 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||Pit(cnt)||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|1||1||1||1||1989-06-24||NYM||PHI||Floyd Youmans||ahead 3-0||b 4||2||---||2,(1-0) ||1||9||1||0.053||92%||Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)|
|2||2||2||1||1989-06-30||NYM||@||CIN||Norm Charlton||ahead 4-1||t 6||2||-23||3,(1-1) ||3||9||1||0.094||98%||Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sasser Scores; Elster Scores|
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