THIS IS EPISODE 263 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Darryl Strawberry returns for his second appearance on the podcast. The No. 1 overall pick in the 1980 MLB Amateur Draft by the New York Mets made his MLB debut in May 1983 and became a seven-time All-Star for the Mets from 1984-1990. A member of the 1986 World Championship team, Strawberry’s 252 career home runs remain at the top of the Mets’ all-time list.
In 1991, Strawberry signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A short stint with the Giants followed, and then Strawberry returned to New York and helped the Yankees win three World Series titles in 1996, ’98 and ’99.
After many years of struggling with substance abuse and addiction, Strawberry has been sober for more than a decade now and spreads the Good News of Jesus across the country as a traveling evangelist.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Strawberry about why he is traveling the country sharing the Gospel, the biggest struggle for men, why being all-in for Christ is the only way, his memories of Gary Carter and Mariano Rivera, and his thoughts on guys like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens being kept out of the Baseball Hall of Fame.