Ron Darling, the Mets’ former All-Star pitcher and currently an award-winning TV analyst, will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life,” at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on April 21.
Darling’s book coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Mets’ thrilling championship season. Now one of baseball’s most thoughtful commentators, Darling who pitched for the Mets from 1983-91 and now works for SNY, MLB Network and TBS, not only reflects on one of the wildest and best-remembered seasons in baseball history.
He looks back at what might have been the signature moment of his career, when he realized a Little Leaguer’s dream of taking the mound for Game 7 of the World Series. Darling’s dream, however, didn’t go exactly as planned. In his book, he reflects how professional athletes must sometimes shoulder personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win.
After the Q&A, Darling will sign copies of “Game 7, 1986,”which are available for purchase at the Museum. Visitors will also get an opportunity to see the Museum’s new exhibit, “Champions in Bronze: The Sculptures of Marc Mellon,” which opens next week.
Ron Darling: “Kings of Queens: “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life”
Thursday, April 21 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Free. To RSVP call (973) 655-2378