Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry: "Life Is More Important Than a Baseball Game"
Season 5 Episode 508
Aired on 05/16/2015
During Darryl Strawberry's remarkable career as a professional baseball player, he became an eight-time All-Star and played on four World Series championship teams. At the height of his success, Darryl was making more than $4 million per year, but he says it was never enough.
"I had several moments, you know, of sitting around in my million-dollar homes and by the pools and stuff and looking and saying, 'What does this all mean?'" he says. "'I have a bunch of stuff, got the homes, got the cars, but have no peace, have no joy.'"
From 1990 to 2002, Darryl was arrested six times on charges ranging from drug possession to solicitation of sex. He was also suspended three times by Major League Baseball for substance abuse. "I went in rehab about four or five times," he says. "I just wasn't ready. I was in denial."
After surrendering his life to God, Darryl says, he transformed himself and became the person he is today. Watch as he reveals what's more important to him than a baseball game.
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