Darryl is left-handed.
Darryl is 6'6".
Darryl made his major league debut on May 6, 1983 with the New York Mets playing against the Cincinnati Reds.
Darryl was voted the National League Rookie of the Year in 1983.
Darryl's nicknames while playing baseball were "The Straw" and "The Straw That Stirs the Drink".
Darryl played for the following major league teams:
-New York Mets (1983-1990)
-Los Angeles Dodgers (1991-1993)
-San Francisco Giants (1994)
-New York Yankees (1995-1999)
Darryl was elected to the All-Star Game from 1984-1991.
Darryl was suspended from Major League Baseball in 1995 due to his involvement with cocaine.
Darryl released the book Recovering Life in 1999, co-writing it with his wife Charisse Strawberry.
Darryl was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999.
Darryl played his final game on October 3, 1999.
As of 2007 Darryl is the New York Mets All-Time leader in the following:
-Home Runs (252)
-Runs Batted In (733)
Darryl's notable career stats are:
-5,418 At Bats
-.259 Batting Average
-335 Home Runs
-1000 Runs Batted In
-.357 On Base Percentage
-.505 Slugging Percentage
Darryl has five World Series Championships:
-1986 New York Mets
-1996 New York Yankees
-1998 New York Yankees
-1999 New York Yankees
-2000 New York Yankees
Darryl has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated seven times.
Darryl rejoined the New York Yankees in 2003 serving as a spring trainer instructor. He quit three months later citing he'd want to devote more time to Without Walls International Church.
Darryl founded The Darryl Strawberry Foundation in 2006, which is an organization dedicated to children with autism.
Darryl was drafed 1st overall by the New York Mets in the 1980 amateur draft.
Darryl played on his high school baseball team with future major leaguer Chris Brown.