Darryl Strawberry Reveals Shocking Extent Of His Sex Addiction

By Bryan Le 12/26/17

Strawberry admitted to Dr. Oz that he asked dugout attendants to scour the stands to find women willing to “meet” with him during games.

Mayor de Blasio joined former Mets players to honor pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden for his role in the team's 1986 World Series win. Darryl Strawberry with Dwight Gooden
Darryl Strawberry (left) is present as former Mets pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden is honored for his role in the team's 1986 World Series win.

Darryl Strawberry, former Mets player in the MLB, revealed on The Dr. Oz Show the extent to which he would go to satisfy his sex addiction, including running off during baseball games to meet with women.

“In the middle of games, yeah, I would go between innings, and stuff like that, and run back and have a little party going on,” Strawberry said. “I thought it was pretty cool. That’s just the addiction, the drive.”

He admitted that he even got some dugout attendants to scour the stands to find women willing to “meet” with him during games. “You organize it,” he recalled. “You point her out and tell the kid.”

While it all seemed like star-powered fun, Strawberry says the behavior was what led him to a dark place.

“It’s a behavior that’s not good for anyone,” Strawberry said. “But when you have an addictive personality—like addicts, and alcoholics, and sex addiction—it’s an addictive personality. And we turn it on and turn it off. And it’s not until you have an awakening in your life to get well on the inside, and so many people never get to that place.”

Strawberry wasn’t the only Mets player up to no good in the late 1980s. Dwight Gooden, another Mets player, missed the World Series parade because he was off satisfying his vices. Lenny Dykstra has also made a name for himself recounting all his old stories of long nights including women and drugs.

Now 55 years old, Strawberry has found a new life in becoming a born-again Christian and an ordained minister. He admits that his 17 years playing in major league baseball would have been drastically shortened if his career took place in an era dominated by social media. “They would have seen a lot of things they didn’t need to see,” he said.

Strawberry has struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the past as well, and has since made an effort to help others who suffer from addiction in opening the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in St. Cloud, Florida.

“You can get addicted to steroids just like any other drug,” said Strawberry. “A drug is a drug, and it's unfortunate drugs have been around sports forever. Look at some of the great players in the Hall of Fame. Who are they kidding? In their time and era, they did drugs. Greenies and amphetamines are drugs, too.”

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