Straw: Finding My Way (Paperback)
“Straw is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.”
“A riveting and memorable account of one man’s pursuit of a meaningful life.”
Former New York Met and Yankee slugger Darryl Strawberry has subtitled his autobiography Straw, “Finding My Way”—and his path was never easy. A National League Rookie of the Year, eight-time MLB All Star, and four-time World Series Champion, Strawberry’s baseball achievements were often overshadowed by his struggles off the field. In Straw, he tells it all: his boyhood in Crenshaw, Los Angeles; his rise to baseball superstardom; the high life and low life; his brushes with the law; his triumphant battle over cancer; his religious awakening, and his marriage to the love of his life.
Darryl Strawberry was born in Crenshaw, California. An eight-time All-Star, a four-time World Series Champion, and a National League Rookie of the Year, he played for the Mets, Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees during his headlining career. In 2008, Strawberry began serving as a special ambassador for the Mets. He is the father of five and lives in Missouri with his wife, Tracy.
“STRAW is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.” — Reggie Jackson
“Darryl Strawberry hit more than 300 homers and shared in four championships, but he will be remembered as much for what he didn’t accomplish as for all of the things he accomplished. In STRAW, he tells you why.” — Buster Olney, Author of THE LAST NIGHT OF THE YANKEE DYNASTY
“Darryl has written a profound book on the meaning of celebrity, sports and manhood. Reading his story, you follow an incredibly talented ballplayer who fell prey to his demons off the field. This is a riveting and memorable account of one man’s pursuit of a meaningful life.” — David Cone
“If you’re looking for an interesting book about a chaotically interesting life, Straw makes for good reading.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch