President's Gala - Shorter University

Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry to speak at 2022 President’s Gala

Four-time World Series Champion and eight-time National League All-Star Darryl Strawberry will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s 2022 President’s Gala on Thursday, December 1.

This President’s Gala will be a joyous celebration of Shorter University’s 150 years as an institution of higher learning and of how we are poised to move forward into our next 150 years.

A Storied Career in Major League Baseball

Darryl Strawberry earned the legendary nicknames of one of the most-feared homerun hitters in baseball: Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever, and the Legendary Straw Man. He was the 1983 National League Rookie of the Year and Topps All-Star Rookie of the Year. In 1988, he was the National League homerun leader, and he twice won the Silver Slugger Award. He had 10 seasons with 20 homeruns, including three with 30 homeruns. Strawberry had three seasons with 100 RBIs and two seasons with 100 runs scored. He was part of four World Series championship teams during his career.

A Life Transformed

Today, his purpose and passion are serving the Lord Jesus Christ by speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel.

He is the author of four books including the 2021 release, “Turn Your Season Around: How God Transforms Your Life.” He is co-founder of Strawberry Ministries, through which he shares passionately about the redemption he found through Jesus Christ.

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