07/28/2009 8:56 AM
On Monday, August 3rd, the Brooklyn Cyclones will host Darryl Strawberry Night, and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a limited-edition “Strawbobble” – a bobblehead depicting the New York baseball legend.
Strawberry will also throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch. Strawberry hit 335 home runs in 17 seasons in the majors, and is still the Mets' all-time home run leader, with 252 of his long balls belted while he was with the Amazin's. Strawberry is currently a Club Ambassador with the Mets, and has served as a roving coach in Brooklyn at various times throughout the past two seasons.
“Darryl is a New York icon,” said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen, “who remains one of the most popular athletes in the city’s history. We’re thrilled to welcome him back to Brooklyn on August 3rd, and give the fans a chance to get a unique collectible featuring the slugger in a Cyclones uniform.”
Strawberry has worn the Brooklyn uniform during his coaching visits, and even hit a home run to deep right field when he stepped to the plate for a few swings during batting practice.
Strawberry will also be on hand for the Cyclones’ third annual Golf Outing, on Monday, August 10th. He will play in the tournament that day, and will be a keynote speaker at the outing’s dinner that evening.
Individual game tickets for the Cyclones 2009 season – including the August 3rd Darryl Strawberry Night – are on sale now.
For more information on the Cyclones’ Golf Outing, fans can call Elizabeth Lombardi at 718-37-BKLYN or email [email protected].