Darryl Strawberry Says He Had Sex in MLB Clubhouse During Games

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2016

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 8-10 - In this April 24, 2015, photo former baseball player Darryl Strawberry gives a sermon in Bear, Del. His promising career was derailed by drug addiction, domestic violence, tax woes and a bout with a cancer. Strawberry is on a new path these days, speaking with his wife from the pulpit and spreading his story of redemption.  (AP Photo/Suchat Pederson)
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Former MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry stated Thursday he used to pick women out of the crowd and have sex with them in the clubhouse in between innings.

Strawberry, who starred with the New York Mets in the 1980s before playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees, talked about it during an appearance on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Evan Cohen (via Mike Oz of Yahoo Sports).

"Between innings. It worked out well, just how crazy it was," Strawberry said. "It kind of worked out that way. You point [a woman] out and tell the kid [to go get her]."

The "kid" he apparently sent to pick up women was the clubhouse attendant, who's often tasked with running errands for players. Strawberry also discussed "drinking in the clubhouse and smoking cigarettes in the dugout," according to Yahoo Sports.

Now 54, Strawberry has been doing a promotional tour to hype the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Doc & Darryl," which also features Dwight Gooden. The film, which first aired Thursday night, looks back at the rise and fall of the two superstars.

The California native was one of the most dynamic offensive threats in baseball at his peak. He hit at least 25 home runs in each of his first nine MLB seasons starting in 1983, when he was named Rookie of the Year. His resume also includes eight All-Star selections and four World Series titles.

His drug addiction overshadowed his on-field success, though. Cocaine abuse led to three suspensions before his playing career ended in 1999.

Strawberry's life has changed since those darker days. In 2013, he told Bob Nightengale of USA Today he had become an ordained Christian minister and wanted to start carving out a new life, leaving his baseball years, both good and bad, in the past.   

"I'm over 'Strawberry,'" he said. "I'm over Mets. I'm over Yankees. I don't want to exist as Darryl Strawberry, the baseball player. People don't understand that's no longer you. I'm not a baseball player, anymore. That person is dead."

However, the documentary has brought his career back to the forefront. Based on his comments Thursday, it might have been a wilder journey than most fans imagined.