Ron Darling (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. Darling is currently a sports broadcaster.
During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136-116 won-loss record including 1,590 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. He threw 13 shutouts in his career and was selected to the 1985 All-Star team
Darling's weak point was control as he finished in the top four in base on balls three times in his career. On the positive side, he was considered one of the better fielding pitchers of the time, winning a Gold Glove Award in 1989. Darling was known to have one of the best pickoff moves among right-handers. An above-average overall athlete, he was sometimes used as a pinch runner. In 1989, he hit home runs in two consecutive starts.
Darling appeared on the Hall of Fame balloting for 2001, receiving one vote.