Strawberry Signing Amid Changed Life (Video)

Darryl Strawberry is a former MLB player, who played from 1983-1999. Strawberry was an instant star for the Mets, winning the 1983 NL Rookie of the Year award, while also making 8 consecutive All-Star appearances (7 – Mets, 1 – Dodgers). The Los Angeles native was one of the key contributors to the Mets' 1986 World Series champion team.

Strawberry departed New York, after the 1990 season, electing to sign a big contract to go play for his hometown Dodgers. He would go on to face many legal, drug and health issues, before eventually finishing his career with the Yankees.

For his career, the lefty power hitter won 4 World Series rings (1 – NYM, 3 – NYY).

After retiring from baseball, Strawberry faced even more substance abuse related problems and arrests, including spending 11 months in prison for breaking the rules at a Florida treatment center.

Over the last several years, Strawberry has cleaned up his life and is now very involved with charity work, including co-founding the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center, in St. Cloud, Florida.

A few weeks ago, was on hand at the Minneapolis Sports Collectable & Autograph Convention, which took place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Above is original video of Strawberry signing and interacting with fans.