Marcus Earl Stroman born May 1, 1991, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. Stroman is listed at 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m), making him one of only six pitchers shorter than 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) to make a start at the MLB level.
Stroman attended Duke University and played college baseball for the Duke Blue Devils. He made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2014. In 2017, he was the World Baseball Classic MVP. After the regular season, he won a 2017 Gold Glove Award. Furthermore, Stroman was named an All-Star in 2019, and the Blue Jays traded him to the Mets later in the 2019 season.
When it got to choose which country to represent, Marcus had two to choose from. Mummy’s country, Puerto Rico, or daddy’s country, the USA. He initially picked Mummy’s side, but later switched. Something the Puerto Ricans didn’t take lightly.
Stroman was born in Medford, New York, to Earl Stroman and Adlin Auffant. The couple unfortunately divorced when he was in the 5th grade. His mother is Puerto Rican, making him eligible to represent Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. His father is a police detective in Suffolk County, New York. Stroman has a brother, Jayden, and sister, Sabria.
Marcus Earl Stroman father: Earl Stroman III
Earl Stroman III. He is a police detective at Suffolk County police detective and at the financial crimes unit. He has been a police for 34 years. In a recent interview he shares light on bring an African American police and the challenges that come with it. He talks about them “not having a home” and trying to be on the line due to racism and negative impressions created by the police department when it comes to issues with African Americans. He shared an incident where Marcus his son was pulled over and somewhat manhandled, something which Marcus did not understand and got angry about. The Earl had to explain and calm his son down. Earl has shown so much dedication to his son’s professional journey right from high school, and he is obviously proud of him.
After his divorce with Marcus’s mother, Earl moved on to remarry a lovely redhead named Michaela to whom Jayden, Marcus’s younger brother, was born to.
Marcus Stroman mother: Adlin Auffant
Adlin Auffant was born on January 1,1963. She is the adorable mother of Marcus Earl Stroman and they share an incredible bond. Before Marcus was born,Adlin had been previously married to Elias Adelin Santos, 54, father of her eldest daughter Sabria Santos. Just like Earl, Marcus’s father, Adlin has shown remarkable support to hers son’s baseball career journey. Her divorce with his father never altered their relationship and strong bond.
She suffered online and physical abuse when her son switched from her native country Puerto Rico to play for the USA.
She made a post on Twitter to talk about her disappointment, but Marcus came in to tell her she need not worry. Adlin controls some few nurses companies and lives in Medford, NY.
Stroman has several tattoos, including a large tribute on his left shoulder to his grandmother, Gloria Major, who would regularly attend his high school games and died while he was attending Duke University. His other tattoos include the area code 631, portraits of his parents, a Gold Glove Award, the Air Jordan logo, a quote from Mark 9, a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., the flag of Puerto Rico, his mother’s eye, the Major League Baseball logo with the date of his MLB debut, “phew !!” Well, that’s not all. Let’s continue.
He also has the date of his 2015 knee surgery, a portrait of Rihanna, Cillian Murphy’s character from Peaky Blinders, Denzel Washington’s character from Training Day, himself swinging a bat in a Blue Jays uniform, the skyline of Toronto, the head of a lion, his father’s police badge, his initials, an orchid, a poker chip, the number 6, a silhouetted airplane, and a wine glass as well as “God bless me,” “God save me” and “family” in Spanish and the words “blessed,” “mamma’s boy,” “daddy’s gift,” “dream chaser,” “BElieve in YOUrself,” “smile,” “mom,” “dad,” “height doesn’t measure heart” and “breaking stereotypes.” Whoa.. Loads of tattoos to have on a body.