Sports history in Black: Darryl Strawberry reaches a milestone

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Darryl Strawberry had a career that had its ups and downs in his career.  But when he had his ups, he was one of the special talents in baseball.

Darryl Strawberry. Photo credit: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Darryl Strawberry. Photo credit: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

An example of one of his special moments was on July 28, 1996. Strawberry, who was playing for the New York Yankees, stepped up to the plate. He connected on a pitch and drove it out of the ballpark. That home run marked the 300th home run of his career.

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