MOUNT VERNON – Darryl Strawberry, a former MLB Rookie of the Year and eight-time all-star, filled the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chapel Wednesday to share the story of how he changed his life around after his fame took a toll on him.
“I went through disfunction in my life because I was broken on the inside,” Strawberry said during his sermon. “I accumulated a bunch of worldly things – fame and fortune – but it served no purpose to gain all that and lose your soul.”
Strawberry spent 17 years in the Majors, including eight with the New York Mets, the team that drafted him. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees.