UPPER MONTCLAIR – 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 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located on the campus of Montclair State University.
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, 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. To RSVP call 973-655-2378.
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.
About The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center:
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a 501 © 3 nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. Its mission is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship and excellence through culturally diverse, inclusive sports-based programming. Museum programs foster a better understanding of the historic and contemporary role of sports in society.