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This Ron Darling autograph is boldly signed in black Sharpie pen and has been authenticated by the world's premier autograph authentication service - JSA. This item comes with matching JSA Certificate. This is also a WP Certificate which means a JSA employee was on hand for the signing.


Ron Darling is an American former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Oakland Athletics. 

During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136–116 won-loss record, with 13 shutouts. He had 1,590 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. In 1985, he was picked for the All-Star team.

Darling had five pitches in his repertoire: the slider, a curveball, a circle changeup, a splitter, and a four seam fastball. In the beginning of his career, Darling's weak point was control, as he finished seasons in the top four in base on balls three times; as his career progressed his control improved considerably. He was considered one of the better fielding pitchers of the time, and won a Gold Glove Award in 1989. Darling had one of the best pickoff moves among right-handers. An above-average athlete, he was sometimes used as a pinch runner. In 1989, he hit home runs in two consecutive starts.

Career highlights and awards
All-Star (1985)
World Series champion (1986)
Gold Glove Award (1989)