Former New York Mets and Yankees slugger Darryl Strawberry is in the audience for President Trump’s Republican National Convention acceptance speech on the South Lawn of the White House.
Strawberry, 58, was a Yankee right-back from 1995 to 1999 after a career with several other MLB teams. But he made a name for himself as a star of the ’86 Mets, World Series winners.
Strawberry has a long relationship with Trump. In 2010, he was fired from “Celebrity Apprentice” by the future president.
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After Trump took office, Strawberry defended him in 2017 in an interview with Sports Illustrated, comparing him to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who died in 2010.“He reminds me of the boss, just like George was for the Yankees. They are very kind people and they care about people. And sometimes people misunderstand that, ”Strawberry said.
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“That’s what I really liked about these two gentlemen: they didn’t allow the media or anyone to crush them.
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