Found May 06, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Famed right fielder Darryl Strawberry debuted as a professional with the New York Mets 30 years ago today on May 6, 1983. The 21-year-old Strawberry, taken by New York out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft, recorded his first hit two days later on May 8. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound Strawberry was a menacing presence at the plate. Using a long, looping swing, the eight-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner amassed 335 homers, 1,000 RBI and 1,401 hits over 17 seasons … Continue reading →
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