Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is never afraid to share his story of redemption and the role that God has played in his life. He most recently made appearances in Middleton, Ohio to help that community deal with the state's opioid crisis.
Strawberry met with local leaders and pastors before leading an "Epidemic of Hope" event at Breiel Boulevard Church of God. 300 people packed the church to hear him talk about the dangers of addiction and the saving grace of recovery.
Strawberry also spoke about what leaders can do to help and said that answers to problems can be found in the church. His visit was coordinated by the Ohio Attorney General's office.
Strawberry battled his own addiction issues through a standout 17-year career in baseball. He was an All-Star every season from 1984-1991.
Strawberry was named National League Rookie of the Year with the New York Mets in 1983. He went on to win a World Series title with the Mets in 1986 before winning three championships late in his career with the New York Yankees.
Strawberry made a comeback from cancer to win the final World Series with the Yankees in 1999. He is a member of the Mets Hall of Fame and currently serves as an ordained minister, counselor, and in-demand speaker.
Darryl Strawberry Talks About the Opioid Crisis: