Darryl Strawberry Archive

FROM DYNASTY TO DISAPPOINTMENT

The New York Mets finished the 1989 season in second place. Six weeks into the 1990 season Davey Johnson was fired. He won 1,012 games as manager of the Mets, one World Series and two division titles. Johnson’s teams won an average …

A HOME RUN DERBY FOR THE AGES

The annual Home Run Derby is for entertainment purposes only. But what’s so exciting about watching a major league player hit moon shots against a batting practice fastball? Nothing. It’s glorified BP — with a lot of hype.

JULY 4, 1985: NO END IN SIGHT

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various …