On This Date 7/28/1996

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Playing with the New York Yankees, Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th home run. It is Strawberry’s first home run of the season; he joined the Yankees a few weeks earlier after playing with the Independent St. Paul Saints. Strawberry had gone through tumultuous up and downs in his life, as he had been suspended in 1995 for using cocaine. The home run is a two-run walk-off home run, giving the Yankees a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Darryl Strawberry would hit 11 homers for the Yankees, helping them win their first World Series in 18 years.