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Darryl Strawberry finds new path in life

Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry looks on after a

Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry looks on after a swing duirng the World Series against the Boston Red Sox on Oct. 11, 1986. Credit: AP / Ron Frehm

Darryl Strawberry sits down with Fran Healy in the next episode of “The Game 365,’’ premiering on MSG Plus Monday night, to discuss his latest chapter as a preacher and ministry leader who has opened a series of “recovery centers’’ under his name.

The episode includes video of Strawberry addressing an audience in Lynchburg, Virginia, saying, “I grew up in a really dysfunctional situation. You see, my dad was a raging alcoholic. He beat the crap out of me, told me I would never amount to nothing . . . and I actually believed it.’’

Strawberry later says to Healy, “Any young man that grows up without a hug from his father or has the love and compassion from a dad and the support of a dad, being at a ballgame when you’re playing Little League, that’s very important and I missed out on all of that.”

He also says in the interview, “Now I speak from my spirit, I don’t speak from my head. The head has to get out of the way because it always led me the wrong way."

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