|Born: October 31, 1939|
Lapine, Alabama, U.S.
|Died: July 2, 2012 (aged 72)|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|September 11, 1966, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 29, 1971, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||100|
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.
A prolific base stealer during his minor league career, Stroud was nicknamed "The Streak" for his speed and "The Creeper" for his unusual walk. 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.
- Baseball Reference
- "Harding graduate Stroud dies at 72," Tribune Chronicle (Warren, OH), Friday, July 6, 2012.
- The Sporting News Official 1970 Baseball Register, page 315
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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