Ron Darling, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Jon Matlack will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 17, the team announced Tuesday.
"On behalf of ownership, I was thrilled to wholeheartedly approve the Hall of Fame Committee's recommendation for Jon Matlack, Ron Darling and Edgardo Alfonzo into the 2020 class," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. "This group combines Mets eras from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Matlack was a fierce lefty who was a rock in the rotation and helped the 1973 Mets to the NL pennant. Ron's steady brilliance was capped with the '86 world championship. He allowed just three earned runs in 17.2 innings during the World Series vs. Boston. Fonzie is always someone Mets fans wanted at the plate with the game on the line. He thrived in those situations. His monster years in 1999 and 2000 were a huge reason for our success."
In addition to the inductions of Darling, Alfonzo, and Matlack, Al Jackson -- who passed away in August -- will be honored with the Mets Hall of Fame Achievement Award.