Baseball Great Strawberry Speaks At Church

Former professional baseball star Darryl Strawberry is in North Carolina to describe how faith helped him overcome the drug abuse that damaged his career and life.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Strawberry is speaking Sunday at three services for Freedom House Church.

The church meets at Stoney Creek Elementary School and those in attendance may submit questions by text message for Strawberry and his wife Tracy.

Freedom House Pastor Troy Maxwell will interview the Strawberrys during the church services.

Strawberry played for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. He was known for his towering homeruns and clutch hitting in the post-season.

He is a two-time cancer survivor and founded The Darryl Strawberry Foundation, which works for people with autism.

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  • by Coke-Cane on Nov 6, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Yeah, I need advice from a 2-time loser that couldn't stop doing blow, even after making millions by playing a sport. What a great role model. Mickey Mantle would be turning in his grave.
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      by Lib on Nov 6, 2011 at 03:13 PM in reply to Coke-Cane
      Darryl Strawberry isn't perfect, just forgiven. We all are sinners and unworthy of God's grace, but by it we can be saved from our sins.
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      by BB on Nov 6, 2011 at 03:19 PM in reply to Coke-Cane
      From what little the article said, I gather he is admitting he couldn't stop doing drugs on his own, and his money didn't help either, only his faith in God. When you turn your life over to God, things happen that you think never would. Good for him, and good for Him.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 03:53 PM in reply to Coke-Cane
      Micey Mantal was NO saint.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 06:00 PM in reply to
        wow, you don't need to comment unless you can spell
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        by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 06:01 PM in reply to
        please do't even compare Strawberry to Mickey Mantle, This is how you spell his name.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 at 08:54 AM in reply to Coke-Cane
      So who is it that you do need advice from? Were you looking for a sinless man? There was only one, and I'm afraid that unless you plan to become an antisocial hermit and only read your bible then you won't be able to avoid the words of the imperfect around you. Do you have a social life? You better reevaluate. Those other flawed humans in your life might give you some bad advice. I hope you never offer any to anyone else because... guess what??? Would you like a bucket of rocks while you're in that glass house? I can get you a discount in bulk.

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