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Marc Kroon

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Marc Kroon
Relief pitcher
Born: (1973-04-02) April 2, 1973 (age 47)
The Bronx, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 7, 1995, for the San Diego Padres
NPB: April 2, 2005, for the Yokohama BayStars
NPB[1] statistics
Win–loss record14–18
Earned run average2.68
MLB[1] statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average7.76
Career highlights and awards
Last updated on: 2 September 2011

Marc Jason Kroon (born April 2, 1973) is an American former right-handed relief pitcher. He served as the closer for the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.


He was drafted 72nd overall by the New York Mets in 1991. The Mets traded him to the San Diego Padres in 1993 as the player to be named later in an earlier trade for Frank Seminara.[2] The Padres traded Kroon to the Cincinnati Reds for Buddy Carlyle in April 1998.[3]

Croon joined the Yokohama BayStars in 2005. After the 2007 season, Kroon and the BayStars failed to come to terms on a new contract, and ended up being a free agent. Kroon was later signed by the Yomiuri Giants along with two other major non-Japanese free agents: former Tokyo Yakult Swallows standouts Seth Greisinger, and Alex Ramirez.

In 2008, Kroon led the Central League in saves with 41.[4] He also broke his own record of pitching to 162 km/h (101 mph).[5]

Kroon signed a minor league contract with an invitation for spring training with the San Francisco Giants in 2011.[6] Kroon was reassigned to triple-A Fresno Grizzlies at the end of spring training.[7]

Kroon was featured in the Showtime television production The Franchise.[8]

On March 8, 2012, Kroon retired.[9]


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  4. ^ "Lions defeat Giants to win Japan Series in seven". Associated Press. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-11.[dead link]
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  7. ^ "Marc Kroon: Kroon can opt out of contract on June 1," Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine RotoWorld (April 1, 2011).
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  9. ^ Pentis, Andrew (2012-03-08). "Memories of a retiring Minor Leaguer". Retrieved 2012-03-13.
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