Frank Viola Shuts Out Ron Darling

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Date of Event: May 22, 1981

According to scouts in the northeast, Yale’s Ron Darling was the best pitcher in the territory in 1981. Darling was 9-3 with a 2.42 ERA in his senior year and averaged almost a strikeout per inning. But lefthander Frank Viola of St. John’s University wasn’t bad. Not at all. Darling meets Viola on May 22, 1981.