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Former MLB slugger Darryl Strawberry now wants to be known for his faith

Four-time World Series champion Darryl Strawberry delivered sermons at three services over the weekend at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau.

The eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star and ordained Christian minister came to La Croix with a message he hoped would “bring hope — of who Christ is and what he will do in one’s life when we will surrender ourselves to him,” Strawberry said.

Many know Strawberry from his 17-year career as a power-hitting outfielder in the majors. He won World Series championships, one with the New York Mets and three with the New York Yankees.

His batting numbers in the majors were strong statistically during several seasons, but his notoriety with drugs led Strawberry to suspensions and ultimately prison.

He now only wants to be remembered for one thing — his faith in God.

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