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Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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,
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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
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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
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Stroman's Blue Jays uniform number is 54. His number at Patchogue-Medford was 6, but his Twitter handle is @MStrooo7. Seven?

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Stroman wore No. 7 for the South Shore
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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
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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
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Stroman drove a Jeep in high school. Now he drives a charcoal black 2013 Audi S6.

Stroman's favorite food is sushi.
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Stroman's favorite food is sushi.

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