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.
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.
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.
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.
By Dean Hanley
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