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Darryl Strawberry Confirms One Of Baseball's Most Disturbing Urban Legends

08/05/2014 11:51 am ET | Updated Aug 05, 2014

Though Dwight "Doc" Gooden certainly had a fascinating career on the baseball diamond, a revelation in his 1999 autobiography, "Heat," has been urban legend ever since the book's release. Gooden writes in the book that teammate Kevin Mitchell, in an argument with his girlfriend, ended up decapitating her cat, something Mitchell has since disputed.

Fellow former Met Darryl Strawberry stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday, along with his wife Tracy, to chat about their new book "The Imperfect Marriage: Help For Those Who Think It's Over." Strawberry was asked in the interview about the incident, and stood by Gooden's version.

"That's a pretty good story. I think that's pretty accurate," Strawberry told host Marc Lamont Hill. "Kevin Mitchell did do that. Kevin Mitchell, he's a different type of guy. Great guy, super teammate...I guess he figured that the girlfriend was acting a little crazy, so I'll kill her cat."

All three played for the 1986 Mets, who won the World Series.

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