Front photo: Reacting to something?
Back photo: Pitching
Better photo?: Whatever he was reacting to deserved a full extension with the horizontal photo. I'll pick that one.
Ties to my personal collections: Former Met, and also a former Expo. He never received any cards from his 3 game (0-2, 7.41) stint in Montreal.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 44
Wiki-facts: "Darling began his college career for the Yale Bulldogs in the Ivy League as a position player, and did not pitch regularly until his sophomore season."
Google it: There are so many fun things when you search through his video results. How about him discussing the curveball with Neil Degrasse Tyson?
How was his strike shortened 1994? Was co-leader in the league with 25 games started, going 10-11 with a 4.50 ERA.
Birthday boy: August 19, 1960. Sap Randall, who played 4 games with the White Sox was also born that date. There's a Hall of Famer born that date, NFL kicker Morten Andersen. Morten shares the day with a teammate in New Orleans, QB Bobby Hebert.
Up Next: 89 - Danny Darwin