Darryl Eugene Strawberry was born on March 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, CA. He's a former MLB outfielder and an ordained Christian minister and author. Strawberry is well known for his career in baseball and his controversial personal life. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Strawberry was one of the most feared sluggers in the game, known for his home runs and his intimidating presence in the batter's box. His 6-foot-6 frame and his long, looping swing brought many comparisons to Ted Williams.
Strawberry Played for the NY Mets from 1984–1990 and formed one of the premier teams in the National League, finishing either first or second in the division every year. He signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 8, 1990, inking a lucrative five-year $22.25 million contract. In 1994, he was released in May by the Dodgers and signed with the San Francisco Giants, where he saw limited playing time as he tried to make a comeback, hitting only four home runs and driving in 17 runs that year. After a suspension from the league at the beginning of 1995 due to his involvement with cocaine, Strawberry signed with the New York Yankees.
During his 17-year career, he helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999. A popular player during his career, Strawberry was voted to the All-Star Game eight straight times from 1984–1991. Strawberry was formerly an analyst for SportsNet New York. His memoir, "Straw: Finding My Way" was written in collaboration with author John Strausbaugh and was published on April 28, 2009.
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