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HBO Real Sports Talks to Darryl Strawberry About His Life Transformation

HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel sat down with former baseball star Darryl Strawberry, who  during his time in the big leagues, was known just as much for his transgressions off the field as he was for his play on it. Bernard Goldberg travels to Strawberry’s new home in St. Louis and delves into the drug abuse, the fight against cancer, the jail time and the remarkable transformation...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 23, 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

Why Darryl Strawberry doesn’t follow baseball anymore

Forget Darryl Strawberry’s home runs and World Series rings. He insists he already has. “I don’t follow baseball [any] more,” the former Mets and Yankees outfielder said Tuesday. Instead, he’s focused on his ministry and the rehab centers he’s opening around the country. “I haven’t been around baseball in years,” said Strawberry, who was at the Sheraton in Midtown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 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...
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

By 1995, Darryl Strawberry was not wanted in the White Sox Organization for “Obvious Reasons”

Today is a slow day at work with the impeding holiday weekend unofficially underway. I was looking for something interesting to read when I stumbled across Diamond Mines. And my life as I know it will never be the same. Naturally when I went to Diamond Mines – a site where you can view old scouting reports of former Major Leaguers – I went hunting for Darryl Strawberry. What...
Via Diamond Hoggers
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s a Shea Stadium video of Mike Tyson, Darryl Strawberry, and Doc Gooden

Now not a whole lot needs said. I’m a sucker for old Shea Stadium. I really got caught up in the place. The Mets were on top of the world in 1986. Punch Out for the Nintendo starring Mike Tyson was about a year from release. Tyson was in the midst the biggest, baddest moments of his prime. There’s something special about this footage I can’t quite put my finger on. These three...
Via Diamond Hoggers
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Memorable sports moment of the week – Darryl Strawberry debuts as a professional with the New York Mets

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...
Via Sports by Colin
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Seaver asks Darryl Strawberry about his handcuffs

We all know that Darryl Strawberry, the former New York Mets great, has a few demons from his past. He has walked the straight and narrow the last few years and recently took part in an event honoring the All-Time Mets. He was asked a question about the 69 Mets and the 86 version, and [...]
Via The Victory Formation
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Seaver makes rude comment to Straw

During a question-and-answer session with the Mets All-Time Team, Tom Seaver asked Darryl Strawberry a rude question related to his sordid past.

Via Bob's Blitz
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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