May 27, 2024

Three-time MLB World Series champion Darryl Strawberry is currently recovering from a heart attack he experienced on Monday evening. The former Major League Baseball player, who competed for 17 seasons from 1983 to 1999 with teams like the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees, revealed the news of his health scare via social media.

Ex-Mets star Darryl Strawberry recovering from heart attack

In an Instagram post on Monday evening, just a day before his 62nd birthday, Strawberry expressed gratitude for his life being saved by God’s grace and the medical team at St. Joseph West in Lake St. Louis. He underwent a stent procedure that has since restored his heart to full health. Strawberry also requested prayers for his continued recovery.

The Mets, the team that drafted Strawberry first overall in the 1980 MLB Draft, issued a statement on Tuesday morning regarding his health. Team owners Steve and Alex Cohen conveyed positive thoughts to Strawberry, his wife Tracy, and their family, emphasizing their anticipation for his swift recovery and upcoming jersey retirement ceremony on June 1 at Citi Field.

Standing at 6-foot-6, Strawberry spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Mets, contributing to their 1986 World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox and earning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1983. He secured seven consecutive All-Star selections from 1984 to 1990. Following his tenure with the Mets, Strawberry had stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees, where he won additional World Series titles in 1996 and 1999. Despite being diagnosed with colon cancer before the 1998 postseason, Strawberry’s contributions to the Yankees’ victories still count him as a three-time World Series champion. Over his career, he amassed a .259 batting average, 335 home runs, 1,000 RBIs, an .862 OPS, and 221 stolen bases across 1,583 games and 5,418 plate appearances.

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