Oaklawn’s 18th Annual Spring Spectacular at the Lerner
Darryl Strawberry was once regarded as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball, hitting 335 home runs and 1,000 RBI. During his 17-year career, he won four World Series titles, was an eight-time All-Star, and won National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1983. Yet his struggles off the field were infamous. He faced multiple suspensions, arrests, convictions, and even served time in prison. For Strawberry, drugs, alcohol, sex, even the game itself, was all an escape from the depression that came from growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father.
Today, Strawberry is a new man. He’s an ordained minister. He and his wife, Tracy, founded Strawberry Ministries, which operates two Christian treatment centers in Florida, and the Darryl Strawberry Foundation, which supports people with autism. He is the author of multiple books and shares his story to give hope and help people transform their lives through the healing power of the gospel.