Yet Strawberry's exploits off the baseball field seemed to overshadow his feats on the field. Over the years, he was arrested and jailed numerous times for drug possession and spent time in prison for violating terms of probation.
Crow said Stawberry has been telling his story for the past several years at churches throughout the country and as part of his ministry with his wife, Tracy, Strawberry Ministries.
“Darryl's had an incredible turnaround in his life,” Crow said.
“He's pretty famous for baseball, but he's famous for some really wrong decisions he made. But he turned his life around and gave his life to Christ. Darryl's story is a story that can help all kinds of people.”
Crow said he hopes during the former baseball star's visit to his metro-area church they can discuss and share with church attendees the differences between godly pursuits and a person's individual pursuits.
He said the former star athlete also may talk about how to navigate through both success and adversity and the importance of letting God define oneself — “not our profession, our popularity, not our successes.”