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Contest: "Straw"

You read "Straw: Finding My Way," by Darryl Strawberry with John Strausbaugh, and two thoughts come to mind. At least, they did for me:

1) Man, has Strawberry lived.

2) I really, really hope he has put his demons behind him.

This is one heck of a book. Strawberry covers everything - his tough childhood, his four major-league stops, his three marriages, his escapades, his arrests, his meltdowns and his jail sentence. He owns up to all of it while offering insight on why he made some of the poor decisions he did.

It's really quite a book. And now I'll give my copy to the first person who e-mails me - at kdavidoff@newsday.com - with the correct answer to this question:

Strawberry's final major-league home run (We're counting the postseason) came off a two-time Cy Young Award winner. Name the pitcher who allowed Strawberry to go deep one last time.

--Here are the contest rules.

--UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: We have a winner! Brandon knew that Bret Saberhagen allowed Strawberry's final major-league homer, in 1999 ALCS Game 4.

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