The Yankees pick a Strawberry

On August 4, 1995, Darryl Strawberry was signed by the New York Yankees.

As a baseball player Strawberry was known for the power he possessed when he had a bat in his hand.  He represented the New York Mets in eight consecutive All-Star games (1984-’91). The ceremony inducting him into the Baseball Hall of Fame was held in 2005.

Strawberry was known for his athleticism on the field as well as his antics off the field. He was sited for possession of cocaine multiple times. His drug addiction put him in a bad position a number of times. His career was put to a stop when he violated his probation by being in possession of cocaine and soliciting a prostitute. The time he spent in jail following a conviction. 

When he got out of jail Strawberry became a minister. There is no trace of any baseball memorabilia unlike many other players who had a successful career. The fun-loving baseball player was replaced by a religious father and husband who is trying to make up for his former lifestyle.

Strawberry told the Religious News Service, “I’m over ‘Strawberry,’” he said. “I’m over Mets. I’m over Yankees. I don’t want to exist as Darryl Strawberry, the baseball player. … That person is dead.”


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