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Marc Kroon
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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 14-18
Earned run average 2.68
Strikeouts 417
Saves 177
MLB[1] statistics
Win-Loss 0–2
Earned run average 7.76
Strikeouts 23
Teams
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Career highlights and awards
Last update: 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

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  2. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. That year, he set the record for the fastest pitch ever in Japanese baseball, at 161 km/h (100 mph). He threw fastballs at that speed several times while playing in Yokohama. After the
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In

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Kroon signed a minor league contract with an invitation for spring training with the San Francisco Giants in 2011.[4] Kroon was reassigned to triple-A Fresno Grizzlies at the end of spring training.[5]

Kroon was featured in the Showtime television production The Franchise.[6]

On March 8, 2012, Kroon retired.[7]

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