Ed Stroud

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Ed Stroud
Born: (1939-10-31)October 31, 1939
Lapine, Alabama, U.S.
Died: July 2, 2012(2012-07-02) (aged 72)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1966, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1971, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.237
Home runs14
Runs batted in100
Stolen bases72

Edwin Marvin Stroud (October 31, 1939 – July 2, 2012) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, he played in the Major Leagues from 1966–1971 for the Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators.[1]

Born in Lapine, Alabama on October 31, 1939, Stroud lived in Warren, Ohio for about 70 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School who also served in the United States Army.[2]

A prolific base stealer during his minor league career, Stroud was nicknamed "The Streak" for his speed and "The Creeper" for his unusual walk.[3] Stroud stole 57 bases for the 1966 Indianapolis Indians of the Pacific Coast League, and in his best MLB season, he swiped 29 bases and batted .266 for the 1970 Senators. On July 4, 1968, Stroud paced his Senators to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees, slugging two doubles and two triples.

Following the conclusion of his active playing career, he was the Equal Opportunity Coordinator for the City of Warren until his retirement in 1998. He died at age 72 at University Hospitals of Cleveland on July 2, 2012.[2]


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