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Darryl Strawberry


1962 Born March 12 in Los Angeles, California to Ruby and Henry Strawberry
1980 Drafted by New York Mets
1983 Named MLB Rookie of the Year
1985 Marries Lisa Andrews in January
1986 World Series Championship (with New York Mets)
1990 Undergoes treatment for alcoholism
1990 Arrested on weapons charge and convicted of tax evasion
1990 Loses paternity suit brought by Lisa Clayton
1991 Signs with Los Angeles Dodgers
1993 Divorces Lisa Andrews; marries Charisse Simons on December 3
1994 Undergoes treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency
1994 Signs with San Francisco Giants; released from contract after testing positive for drug use
1995 Suspended from major league baseball for cocaine use
1995 Signs with New York Yankees, but released from contract in December
1996 New York Yankees pick up Strawberry's contract; becomes active player the following year
1998 Undergoes surgery for colon cancer
1999 Arrested for solicitation and drug possession
1999 Placed on leave by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig
2000 Received one-year suspension from baseball after testing positive for drug use
2000 Arrested for parole violations; ordered into drug treatment for two years
2002 Sentenced to eighteen months in Florida prison for parole violations

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