Darryl Strawberry is an ordained Christian minister and author. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1962, Darryl had a rough start to life with an abusive, alcoholic father. He was thrown into the spotlight at a young age when he signed with the New York Mets in 1980 directly out of high school. During his 17-year career in Major League Baseball, Strawberry played for the Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees. He’s an eight-time All-Star, a four-time World Series Champion and a National League Rookie of the Year. While baseball is no longer the primary focus of Darryl’s life, his years on the diamond helped form who he is today.
Today, Darryl and his wife Tracy are passionate Christian pastors who help people restore their lives and relationships through the power of God and the process of change. They formed Strawberry Ministries to accomplish their mission of helping others. Additionally, Darryl provides a voice for those who are struggling with mental health or addiction by sharing his path from the confines of addiction, offering solidarity and hope. Don’t Give Up on Me is his latest book that sheds light on addiction, and offers a path to recovery and freedom from pain.