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DARRYL STRAWBERRY RUMORS

Mets great Strawberry goes deep with stories of faith

BEAR, Del. (AP) On the night this year's New York Mets tried to top the 1986 team for the best start in franchise history, the star slugger from that era was again going deep. With another sold-out crowd on hand at a Delaware church for the home run champ, Darryl Strawberry took a swing for the heavens. ''Can you hear me? Amen!'' ''Amen,'' the congregation responded. ''Glory to...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry’s Monster Olympic Stadium Home Run

The return of baseball to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium this weekend for an exhibition series between the Blue Jays and the Reds gives us a chance to celebrate the anniversary of the longest Home Run hit in the park – one of the longest of all time.  Twenty Seven years ago today, New York Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry hit the roof of the stadium beyond the right field wall:...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry’s deferred salary sold at auction for $1.3 million

This is one of the strangest baseball stories of the offseason. When Darryl Strawberry signed a contract with the Mets in 1985, $700,000 of his $1.8 million club option in 1990 was deferred. Strawberry didn’t pay over half a million dollars in taxes in the ’80s, and as a result, the IRS seized the annuity that the deferred money had been placed into. Then, Strawberry and his...
Via The Outside Corner
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Documentary on '86 Mets, Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

Just when you think Hollywood has run out of original ideas…comes this. According to Variety, John Lee Hancock, director and co-screenwriter of the award-winning “The Blind Side” and 2002’s baseball feature “The Rookie”, is all set to bring former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra’s life to the silver screen. I applaud the idea (and would probably go see it… I’ve actually...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry confirms Kevin Mitchell decapitated girlfriend’s cat

Darryl Strawberry says that notorious urban legend about Kevin Mitchell is actually true. Doc Gooden in his 1999 book “Heat” wrote that his former New York Mets teammate Mitchell once decapitated his girlfriend’s cat during an argument. Mitchell has denied the accusation, saying in 2009 that Gooden made up that story. Now, Strawberry, who was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry confirms urban legend: Kevin Mitchell cut off cat's head: Report

A wide-spread rumor that former MLB All-Star Kevin Mitchell decapitated his girlfriend's cat has been substantiated after ex-Mets teammate Darryl Strawberry confirmed the incident during an interview. The disturbing urban legend goes back to1999, when Strawberry and Mitchell's fellow teammate Dwight 'Doc' Gooden detailed the horrifying incident in his autobiography "Heat."While...
Via The Other Paper
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

White House made demands on Steinbrenner after Strawberry signing

Newly-released documents show that President Bill Clinton’s administration was watching how the Yankees handled troubled slugger Darryl Strawberry back in the 1990s.In a June 1995 memo to Clinton, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel – now mayor of Chicago – shed light on the administration’s interest in the Yankees’ treatment of the slugger, who had substance abuse...
Via The Other Paper
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry to open drug rehab center

It's been nearly fifteen years since Darryl Strawberry laced up his cleats, but the eight-time All-Star is hoping to use famous name to help some drug addicts kick their habit. I know what you're thinking...isn't Darryl Strawberry opening a drug rehab center kinda like his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss-to-be Donald Trump opening a beauty salon? Almost. You see, the embattled...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Strawberry wants to help others with new center

Darryl Strawberry will always be tied to his former baseball exploits. He's now trying to help others avoid the pitfalls that plagued his career with opening of his second drug rehab facility in two years. Strawberry and his wife Tracy - both ordained ministers - were in central Florida Friday for the opening of their second drug rehabilitation and treatment center. The Darryl...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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