Darryl Strawberry Biography

( 1962 - )
May 28, 2018
First published on:May 28, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Darryl Strawberry

Date of Birth: 1962, March 12
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Darryl Eugene Strawberry Sr
Famous Name Darryl Strawberry Sr
Father “Big Hank” Strawberry
Mother Monica Strawberry
Nationality American
Birth Place Los Angeles, USA
Net Worth $1.3 million
Currently Married Yes
Married to Tracy Boulware (m. 2006) Charisse Strawberry (m. 1993 d. 2006) Lisa Andrews ( m. 1985–1993)
Children first wife (Darryl, Jr. and Diamond Nicole), second wife ( Jordan, and two daughters named Jade and Jewel)
Divorce twice

Darryl Eugene Strawberry Sr or famously known as Darryl Strawberry is a retired American baseball player who played as a right fielder for the majority of his career with New York Mets. He is also a minister and author.

Besides being a former baseball player, he is also a Christian minister, author, instructor, restaurant owner, philanthropist.

Darryl Strawberry’s Early Career

Darryl Strawberry is of American nationality. He was born on March 12, 1962, in Los Angeles to Monica and “Big Hank” Strawberry. He was interested in playing baseball since his early childhood days.

He has four siblings named Mike, Ronnie, Regina, and Michelle. His had a very difficult childhood as his father was an abusive alcoholic. He father was caught by police and his mother raised them alone later.

Net worth and Salary of Darryl Strawberry

His actual salary is not known, but over the course of his playing career, he is reported to have earned around $ 30 million.

He reportedly owns a lot of tax to the government, as his deferred contract with New York Mets that would see him getting paid $ 36,681 annually for 17 years and future money was auctioned by the IRS team to pay a debt.

He was sued by the government for $500,000 in 2007 for the remaining of taxes he owed back in 1990s.

Looking at his professional playing career, his financial woes, divorces and debt, his net worth is assumed to be around $ 1.5 million.

Darryl Strawberry’s Career

He made his major league professional debut in 1983 with the New York Mets and won the Rookie of the Year Award for scoring 26 home runs and 19 stolen bases.

Strawberry productive season was in 1987 when he scored 39 home runs and stole 36 bases and was the runner-up for the NL Most Valuable Player  Award.

He then joined the fellow American baseball league club, Los Angeles Dodgers but with constant nagging injuries saw him with only a couple of season.

Strawberry then signed with San Franciso Giants and later moved to New York Yankee team in 1995.

He retired in 1999 and finished with a career statistics of 335 home runs, 1000 RBI, and .259 batting average as well as being selected in All-Star team in eight different selections.

Strawberry also won the prestigious  Silver Slugger Award and won the World Series Champion four times.

Darryl Strawberry’s Personal Life

He had trouble with drinking, cocaine and also had admitted himself to be a sex addict.

His first wife, Lisa Andrews whom he married in 1985, filed for the divorce in 1987 on the basis of physical abuse. Later the divorce was finalized in 1993. He had two children named Darryl, Jr. and Diamond Nicole with his wife.

He then married his second wife, Charisse Strawberry in 1993 but separated with her in 2006. Charisse was his girlfriend and had filed for abuse before marriage. However, she dropped the charges and married him.

The couple has three children named; a son named Jordan, and two daughters named Jade and Jewel.

He is currently married to his third and current wife, Tracy Boulware in 2006. He first met her at a 2003 Narcotics Anonymous convention in Florida and started dating her.

Strawberry has got into a lot of legal trouble where he was sentenced to a one-half year in prison for probation violations related to drug abuse in 2002.

He regained some sobriety after his prison in 2003.  Strawberry also established Darryl Strawberry Foundation to raise donations for Autism and is an avid supporter of their church community.

Strawberry also worked as spring training instructor as well as a broadcast analyst with the Mets team and was inducted in the team’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

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