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Daryl Smith

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland – Daryl has had a far from ordinary life. From his 16 year career as a professional baseball player, published author and to his current role as a Certified Master Sales Associate for Lexus.

Daryl's career spanned a total of 16 seasons from 1980 to 1995. Daryl pitched in the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees organizations. Daryl has an impressive 3.80 career ERA and 61 wins and 51 loses record over 1,093 innings pitched. Daryl made his Major League debut on September 18, 1990 for the Kansas City Royals against the Minnesota Twins.

Daryl is a community man enriching lives through youth advocacy and mentorship. Along with his wife Rochelle, they have started the Dreams Do Exist Foundation. Their major goal for the Dreams Do Exist foundation is to support positive life skills training through collaborative hands-on relationships with professionals, while inspiring and motivating youth.

Utilizing his experiences gained through his career as a professional baseball player, life lessons involving the empowerment of struggle, endurance, perseverance and determination have been invaluable. He has written a self-published autobiography entitled, “Dreams Do Exist”, an inspirational journey for all. The book is a personal recount of the struggles he encountered during his time as a Minor and Major League player. He has also self-published several children’s books – the majority illustrated by young adults:

Who is Your Mentor? – illustrated by Evan Dodson (at age 17)
I Never Knew I Was A Bully – illustrated by Evan Dodson (at age 17)
Don’t Bully Me – illustrated by Darren Guest (at age 20)
Who Will You Grow Up To Be? – Illustrated by Darren Guest (at age 20)
Invisible Bully – illustrated by Brandon Gatewood (age 16)
Fruits and Veggies are good for you – illustrated by Jen Seidel

Daryl will be available for private instruction at TBW, instruct at camps and help with TBW Badgers practices.