When I was playing baseball in high school, there was no ball player that I loved more that Darryl Strawberry. He had the sweetest swing in the game and I use to always wonder how he could curl the bat in his stance the way he did and generate so much bat speed. It was because of his 6’6″ frame and long arms. When I was a senior in 1988, Darryl hit one of the longest balls in baseball history when he hit the top ring of Olympic Stadium in Montreal. I was watching that night and it was amazing.
In his autobiography, he hits his greatest slam of all time. I use to sit and wonder how someone could “waste” so much God-given talent but like everything with roots, if we’re not planted right and don’t have a good foundation… we too will fail to grown. I was really moved by this book and I want to share it with others. Whether you’re a fan of baseball or comeback stories alone, you’ll love this book.
STRAW: Finding My Way, written by Darryl Strawberry with John Strausbaugh