The 58-year-old Strawberry was a Yankee right fielder from 1995 to 1999 after a career with several other MLB teams. But he made a name for himself as the star of the ’86 Mets’ winning the World Series.
Strawberry has a long relationship with Trump. In 2010, he was fired from the “Celebrity Apprentice” by a future president.
After Trump took office, Strawberry defended him in 2017 during an interview with Sports Illustrated, which he compared to the late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, who died in 2010.
“He reminds me of the boss like George was for the Yanks. They are very kind people and they care about people. And sometimes people misunderstand that, ”Strawberry said.
“That’s what I really like about those two gentlemen: They didn’t allow the media or anyone to walk on them.”