Charisse Strawberry is an author, known for her book ‘Recovering Life’. She stepped into the limelight of mainstream media because of her ex-husband, Daryl Strawberry. Read further to know more about the life of a former professional baseball player’s ex-wife, Charisse Strawberry, and discover why she is famous.
Charisse Strawberry was born on January 21, 1967, in New York, United States of America. Details about her parents remain unknown, her brother is Miles Simon, an American basketball player. She was married to Daryl Strawberry. The two got hitched, sometime in the late 90’s and their marriage lasted for a decade or so. The couple called it quits in 2005. Charisse has 3 children from the marriage, two daughters named Jewel and Jade, and a son named Jordan.
Charrise is currently a keynote speaker who actively advocates and lends her voice to families of those suffering from substance abuse and addiction. She resides in Tampa, Florida, United States of America. Charisse is also the president of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Her Husband Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry is a professional American baseball player who was born on March 12, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Henry Strawberry and Ruby Strawberry, his father worked as a postman and his mother was a secretary. Darryl also has an older brother named Michael Strawberry who happens to be a baseball player as well.
Darry had a remarkable baseball career before it all tragically fell apart in 2000. He was best known for having prodigious sluggers, home runs, and an intimidating presence on the field. Darryl was an outfielder for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
His career ended when he was found to have tested positive for cocaine in the year 2000. Before this. Darryl was battling colon cancer. He is known to have served prison time on the grounds of drugs and solicitation charges.
Darryl currently works for the ministry of God ever since he was spiritually reborn as an evangelical Christian. He is married to Tracy and resides in Missouri with her. The duo have founded an organization by the name ‘The Darryl Strawberry Foundation’ works towards helping children diagnosed with Autism.
Darryl Strawberry’s Achievements
When Darryl began his career as a baseball player with the New York Mets, it is reported that the Mets had chosen him in the first pick and had paid his 200,000 USD to let go of a college scholarship. His major league debut was on 6th May 1983, throughout his career he has appeared in around 9 All-Star games. Darryl is one among the only five Major League baseball players who have hit two pinch-hit grand slams in the same season. He previously was New York Mets All-Time Walker Leader, New York Mets All-Time Walker Strikeouts Leader, and is claimed to be one among the only three players in the history of Major League Baseball to have played for all three of New York based baseball clubs.
Charisse has taken up a challenging yet vital role in changing the lives of families whose loved ones are battling with addiction. She is a loving mother and has been a supportive wife to her ex-husband, Darryl as well by helping him speak out and talk about his battles and life’s journey through his book ‘Recovering Life’. The above article covers Charisse’s influence on Darryl’s Life.