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Marc Jason Kroon (born April 2, 1973 in The Bronx, New Yorkmarker) is an Americanmarker right-handed relief pitcher, formerly in Major League Baseball, who is currently the closer for the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.

He was drafted by the New York Mets in . After playing for various teams including the Cincinnati Reds, he joined the Yokohama BayStars in . That year, he set the record for the fastest pitch ever in Japanese baseball, at 161 km/h (100 miles/h). He threw fastballs at that speed several times while playing in Yokohama. After the season, Kroon got into a contract dispute with the BayStars, and ended up being a free agent instead of accepting Yokohama's contract offer. 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 , Kroon led the Central League in saves with 41. Also broke his own record of pitching to 162km/h.

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