Wiki Biography of Ron Darling
Ronald Maurice Darling, Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 19, 1960, and is of part-Chinese, Cuban, and French-Canadian descent (father). He is best known to the rest of the world as a professional baseball pitcher for MLB teams such as the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, and Montreal Expos. His career lasted from 1981 to 1993, after which he went on to serve as a sports announcer and analyst for networks such as TBS and MLB Network.
Have you ever wondered how wealthy Ron Darling is right now, in the middle of 2016? Ron Darling’s net worth has been reported to be as high as $11 million, according to credible sources, and has been collected from his successful career as a baseball player as well as his later career as a commentator.
Darling, Ron $11 million in net worth
Ron grew up in Millbury, Massachusetts, and attended St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, despite being born in Hawaii. He went on to Yale University after matriculating, where he began playing baseball. Ron pitched a no-hitter until the 12th inning during his undergraduate career, setting an NCAA record that is still in use.
He skipped his senior year of college to join the 1981 MLB Draft, where he was taken by the Texas Rangers. However, after a disastrous season in the minor leagues, he was traded to the New York Mets for Lee Mazzilli in 1982. He subsequently began playing for the Mets’ minor league affiliate, the Tidewater Tides, and was called up to the major league team as a result of his outstanding performance.
Ron had a 12–9 overall record with an ERA of 3.81 in his debut season, but his numbers have improved since then, and two years later, he had a career-best ERA of 2.81 with a 15-6 overall record. The Mets won the World Series that season, Ron’s sole World Series victory. Ron was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1991, but after only three games, he was traded back to the Oakland Athletics, with whom he re-signed in 1992, raising his net worth even higher. Ron was a member of the Oakland Athletics until 1995, when he was released from his contract due to low game numbers, and he decided to retire.
Ron had a 3.87 ERA, a 131-116 record, and 1,590 strikeouts at the end of his career. He earned the Golden Glove Award in 1989.
Following his retirement, he pursued a career in broadcasting, and in 2000, he was hired by the Fox Network to work on the show “Baseball Today,” further increasing his fortune. He worked for the YES Network, CSTV, and Fox Sports Net, among others. He worked as a color commentator for the Washington Nationals’ games in 2005, and then as a commentator and analyst for the Mets’ games on SportsNet New York the following year. He also worked as an analyst for the 2007 MLB Playoffs on the TBS Network. He was just hired by the MLB Network, boosting his net worth even more.
Ron has also written a book named “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life” (2009), which has increased his net worth significantly. In terms of his personal life, Ron has been married to Joanna Last since 2004; she also works as a make-up artist for the Fox Network. The couple has one child, who was born in the year 2014. Ron is the father of three children from his former marriage to model Antoinette O’Reilly.
|Date Of Birth
|August 19, 1960
|Place Of Birth
|Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
|Yale University, St. John’s High School
|Joanna Last (m. 2004)
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|Ronald Darling, Luciana Darling
|The Day After Tomorrow
|Major League Baseball on TBS