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Highlights: Darryl Strawberry played outfield in the majors from 1983-1999 and is best remembered for his time with the New York Mets. Today, Strawberry travels across the country talking about his faith and overcoming addiction.

Travels From: Missouri

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Darryl Strawberry spent 17 seasons roaming the outfield in the majors for the New York Mets (1983-1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991-1993), San Francisco Giants (1994) and New York Yankees (1995-1999). Strawberry was selected by the Mets in the 1980 MLB draft with the 1st overall pick and made his debut in the majors on May 6, 1983. During his first season, Strawberry notched 26 home runs with 74 RBI and a batting average of .257 in route to receiving NL Rookie of the Year honors. Strawberry went on to be named an All-Star eight times and won two Silver Slugger Awards. He played on four World Series-winning teams – the 1986 Mets and 1996, 1998 and 1999 Yankees. Known for his offensive power, Strawberry recorded at least 20 home runs 10 times and at least 30 home runs three times. He the National League in homers in 1988 with 29. In 2010, Strawberry was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Off the field, Strawberry’s well-chronicled battle with drug addiction dated back to his tenure with the Mets in the 1980’s and included jail-time and three suspensions for using cocaine. Strawberry turned his life around meeting his wife Tracy and finding Christ. In 2011, he and Tracy founded Strawberry Ministries and today they travel the world as ordained ministers sharing the gospel and spreading the message of hope through Christ. Strawberry, who also frequently speaks about his challenges with drug addiction, was appointed in 2016 by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to its Advisory Board. In 2016, the Strawberry’s founded the Darryl Strawberry Foundation to assist people affected by autism. Strawberry, a two-time colon cancer survivor, has authored several books, including the New York Times best seller “Straw: Finding My Way” along with “Don’t Give Up On Me” and “Turn Your Season Around”.

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MLB Legend Darryl Strawberry Nominated as The Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Harvest of Hope Gala Fundraiser

A Keynote Speech By Darryl Strawberry About His Journey With Recovery Former MLB player Darryl Strawberry will speak about his struggles with addiction, and his road to recovery that ultimately led him to be the man he is today at the 10th annual Harvest of Hope Gala Fundraiser hosted by The Good N ... read more

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MLB Legend Darryl Strawberry to be Keynote Speaker at Kannapolis, NC Appearance and Charity Fundraiser – Apr 6

KANNAPOLIS, NC – MLB Legend Darryl Strawberry will be the keynote speaker at a charity fundraiser luncheon plus he will make an appearance at a VIP Meet and Greet prior to the opening game for the Intimidators minor league team in Kannapolis, NC on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening game ap ... read more

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Darryl Strawberry Named as Keynote Speaker For 75th Annual Booster Banquet Nov 11

HANNIBAL, MO – Former MLB Outfielder Darryl Strawberry has been named as the keynote speaker for the 75th annual Booster Banquet hosted by the HannibalLaGrange University on Friday, November 11, 2016. The event will take place at HannibalLaGrange University, 2800 Palmyra Road, Hannibal, MO 63 ... read more

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Former MLB Star Darryl Strawberry to be Keynote Speaker at 75th Annual Booster Banquet Nov 11

HANNIBAL, MO – Retired MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry has been named to be the keynote speaker at the Hannibal-LaGrange University 75th annual Booster Banquet. The event will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 and will take place at Hannibal-LaGrange University, 2800 Palmyra Rd, Hannibal, ... read more