Former rednecks hoping to forget their mud-slinging, beer-chugging origins beware; CMT is staging a family intervention in the all-new reality show "Redneck Rehab", premiering Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT immediately following the second season premiere of Bayou Billionaires. Hosted by redneck-aficionado Tom Arnold, the one-hour, eight-episode series will follow former rednecks as they are confronted by friends and family members who fear their loved one has forgotten their country roots.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Redneck Rehab - Darryl Strawberry - Netflix
Darryl Eugene Strawberry Sr. (born March 12, 1962) is an American former professional baseball right fielder and an ordained Christian minister and author. Strawberry is well known for his 17-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB). Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Strawberry was one of the most feared sluggers in the sport, known for his prodigious home runs and his intimidating presence in the batter's box with his 6-foot-6 frame and his long, looping swing that elicited comparisons to Ted Williams. During his career, he helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He was also suspended three times by MLB for substance abuse, leading to many narratives about his massive potential going unfulfilled. A popular player during his career, Strawberry was voted to the All-Star Game eight straight times from 1984–1991. Strawberry was formerly an analyst for SportsNet New York. His memoir, Straw: Finding My Way, was written in collaboration with author John Strausbaugh, was published on April 28, 2009 by Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers.
Redneck Rehab - Early career - Netflix
Employing a distinctive batting stance with a high leg kick, Strawberry rose through the Mets system and reached the major league level in 1983, posting 26 home runs, 7 triples, and 74 runs batted in, while hitting for a .257 average. He was named the National League's Rookie of The Year. In 1984, he made it to the All-Star game for the first of eight consecutive appearances (the first five as a starter) and once again hit 26 home runs, this time driving in 97.
Redneck Rehab - References - Netflix