Warren native and former major league baseball player Ed Stroud died Monday at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He was 72.
Stroud, a 1958 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, played Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox and the Washington Senators from 1966-71.
The former outfielder had his best season in the majors in 1970 when he batted .266 and stole 29 bases.
He debuted on Sept. 11, 1966 with the White Sox and ended the major league reign on June 29, 1971 with the White Sox.
He batted .237, stole 72 bases and had a .306 on-base percentage for his professional baseball career.
Stroud was born Oct. 31, 1939, in Lapine, Ala., and lived in Warren for about 70 of his years.
In addition to playing baseball, he served in the United States Army.
Stroud worked for the City of Warren as the Equal Opportunity coordinator before retiring from his duties in 1998.
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