Born: April 2, 1973|
The Bronx, New York
|MLB: July 7, 1995 for the San Diego Padres|
|NPB: April 2, 2005 for the Yokohama BayStars|
|Earned run average||2.68|
|Earned run average||7.76|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Last update: 2 September 2011|
He was drafted 72nd overall by the New York Mets in
- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. After playing for various teams including the Cincinnati Reds, he joined the Yokohama BayStars in
- 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
- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year 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.
- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year, Kroon led the Central League in saves with 41. He also broke his own record of pitching to 162 km/h (101 mph).
Kroon signed a minor league contract with an invitation for spring training with the San Francisco Giants in 2011. Kroon was reassigned to triple-A Fresno Grizzlies at the end of spring training.
On March 8, 2012, Kroon retired.
- "Marc Kroon," Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed March 15, 2015.
- Associated Press (2008-11-11). "Lions defeat Giants to win Japan Series in seven.". SI.com. Retrieved 2008-11-11.[dead link]
- Schulman, Henry (2011-02-27). "If Giambi Goes, A's Won't Collapse". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Marc Kroon: Kroon can opt out of contract on June 1," RotoWorld (April 1, 2011).
- Pentis, Andrew (2012-03-08). "Memories of a retiring Minor Leaguer". milb.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13.