Darryl Strawberry Says He's Back At Full Strength After 'Massive' Heart Attack

Darryl Strawberry Says He’s Back At Full Strength After ‘Massive’ Heart Attack

Earlier this year, former New York Mets baseball player, Darryl Strawberry suffered a heart attack on Monday, March 11. He celebrated his 62nd birthday the next day at St. Joseph West in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. TMZ caught up with him and he told the media outlet that he is currently back at 100% after spending time recovering from the incident.

The MLB Hall of Famer is currently in New York City for a ceremony of his number being retired on June 1. The cameras caught him out and about and he expressed gratitude for still being here after the health scare. He stated that his heart was only pumping at 40 percent when he suffered a massive heart attack.

“My heart was pumping at 40 percent,” Strawberry said. “So, there was a lot going on. There was not a lot of blood flowing through my heart at that particular time.”

In January, the New York Mets had announced that Strawberry and his teammate and good friend, Dwight Gooden would have their numbers retired at the Mets’ home stadium, Citi Field. Gooden’s ceremony took place on April 14, while Strawberry is slated to have his No. 18 retired on June 1.

When the news was revealed, Strawberry said, “We had an opportunity to be young players and come up through the farm system, develop and become the type of players that we were … in the city that is very tough to play in. I’m so glad that we had an opportunity to play in New York City in the National League at Shea Stadium. I wouldn’t trade it in for anything. … To be able to have this honor … your number is going to be retired, and that’s forever, it’s bigger than going into the [Baseball] Hall of Fame.”

Gooden was the ninth Mets player to have his number retired and Strawberry will be the 10th. Strawberry joins Gooden and fellow former Met players Willie Mays, Keith Hernandez, Jerry Koosman, Mike Piazza, Jackie Robinson, Tom Seaver, Gil Hodges, and Casey Stengel.

Darryl Strawberry Says He’s Back At Full Strength After ‘Massive’ Heart Attack

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