- This article is about the character. For the guest star, see Darryl Strawberry.
Darryl Strawberry aka "The Straw" was right fielder for the New York Mets (1983–1990), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1991–1993), the San Francisco Giants (1994) and the New York Yankees (1995–1999). He appeared as himself in “Homer at the Bat”. Darryl took Homer's place in the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team so Burns could win one million dollars. Burns also hired Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey, Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco, Don Mattingly and Mike Scioscia.
Strawberry is portrayed as sycophantic toward Burns, who he repeatedly refers to as "Skip". Conversely he appears cold and arrogant towards Homer and eager to take over his position. He is also shown to be extremely sensitive to taunts from the crowd (when Bart and Lisa call him out for replacing Homer).