In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Darryl Strawberry made a living feasting on Major League Baseball pitchers. His six-foot-six frame uncoiled with a high leg kick and a smooth rotation that regularly deposited baseballs outside the fences. He was named Rookie of the Year, 8-time all-star, and won 4 World Series titles, one with the New York Mets and three with the New York Yankees.
In his prime playing years, Strawberry was immensely popular with fans. He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated seven times, played himself in an episode of The Simpsons, and even had his own action figure. Despite his greatness, or perhaps because of it, Strawberry like to play outside the lines, and troubles off the field began to creep into the clubhouse. He was suspended three times due to cocaine addiction. But managed to fight through it, and even colon cancer, to complete a storied 17-year career.
After hanging up his cleats, Strawberry continued his quest toward full sobriety, overcoming addiction, abuse, divorce, a second bout with cancer and even jail time. Strawberry became an ordained minister and opened non-profits that help others find long-term peace. Join us as he shares stories from his glittering baseball career, recounts his journey to sobriety, and offers encouragement and inspiration.