Marcus Stroman brings more than just a wicked repertoire of pitches and veteran spice to the mound for the NY Mets. His passionate demeanor, fashion, confidence, pitching intelligence and unapologetically Black energy makes him more than just a Black pitcher. He’s a relatable idol, a culture shifter, who talks it like he walks it.



In his opening start of the season, Stroman went a solid 6 innings, gave up one run, three hits and struck out three. His mound savvy was on full display. Stroman’s 5-foot-8, 185-pound frame, tenaciousness, and talent, is a walking billboard that reads: “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart.”

So what does Marcus Stroman mean to the Mets and how does he perfectly embody New York culture? reporter Jones Whitner breaks it down like James Brown bridge.


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