Seven facts about LI native Marcus Stroman
Get to know Toronto Blue Jays starter and Medford native Marcus Stroman with these seven fun facts.
Macrus Stroman throws six pitches: a two-seam fastball, four-seam fastball, curve, slider, change and cutter.
Stroman developed a cult following in Toronto. A marketer was giving out STRORONTO caps during a series against the Yankees at Rogers Centre.
Stroman's Blue Jays uniform number is 54. His number at Patchogue-Medford was 6, but his Twitter handle is @MStrooo7. Seven?
Stroman wore No. 7 for the South Shore Chargers PAL football team, which went 24-0 in his two seasons at quarterback. He threw 51 touchdown passes for the youth team, including two in his final game — at Giants Stadium. He did not play football in high school.
At Patchogue-Medford, Stroman averaged 24 points per game in basketball as a senior, ranking No. 2 in Suffolk County behind another future pro, Tobias Harris.
Stroman drove a Jeep in high school. Now he drives a charcoal black 2013 Audi S6.
Stroman's favorite food is sushi.