- NAME: Darryl Strawberry
- OCCUPATION: Baseball Player
- BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1962 (Age: 51)
- EDUCATION: Crenshaw High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: Darryl Eugene Strawberry
- AKA: Darryl Strawberry
- Nickname: "The Straw That Stirs the Drink"
- Nickname: "Straw"
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Power-hitting outfielder Darryl Strawberry was one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1980s before his career was derailed by substance-abuse problems.
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He experienced a relapse and underwent more surgery in August 2000.
Strawberry was in and out of drug-treatment centers for much of the late '90s and early 2000s, but he went AWOL from one program multiple times and was kicked out of another, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison for probation violations in April 2002.
Strawberry regained some stability in his life following his release from prison in 2003.
He met his third wife, Tracy, at a Narcotics Anonymous convention, and they married in 2006. Both highly active members of their church community, they formed the Darryl Strawberry Foundation to raise funds for autism research.
Strawberry served as a spring training instructor and broadcast analyst with the Mets. He was voted into the Mets' Hall of Fame in 2010, and appeared at Old-Timers' Day festivities for the Yankees.
In 2010, he opened Strawberry's Sports Grill in Douglaston, Queens, but the sports bar closed in October 2012.
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