Marco Grifantini

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Marco Grifantini
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 32)
Yreka, California[1]
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Marco M. Grifantini (born September 17, 1985) is a professional baseball pitcher.

Grifantini attended Enterprise High School in Redding, California, and the University of California, Davis. He played for Cariparma Parma of the Italian Baseball League and the Italian national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.[2] In the 2013 season, he plays for the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[3]

Career Summary[edit]

Marco Grifantini's baseball career had a humble start playing prep ball at Enterprise High School (Redding, California). His skill at pitching saw better days after he joined Feather River College, Quincy, California and had to his belt a score of league awards. He, however, got his first international break after he switched to the University of California, Davis, California and was inducted into the college team to play in the College World Series preliminary rounds. That proved to be a turning point in his career. Playing at the packed-to-capacity Stanford University stadium was the most wonderful and unforgettable moment of his life. [4]

Graduation over, Marco joined the Italian Baseball League. During his four-year stint in the Italian league, he was once able to win the titles of the Best Pitcher. During his career stay in Italy, he had the opportunity to represent the Italian National Baseball Team in international competitions played outside Italy. [5]

Marco's latest entry this year was into the Italian team Cinderella that outplayed Mexico and Canada to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. This victory by Cinderella triggered an offer for him from the Dunedin Blue Jays, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball club.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco M. Grifantini Statistics
  2. ^ Italy 2013 World Baseball Classic roster Archived 2013-02-17 at Archive.is
  3. ^ http://www.olimpiazzurra.com/2013/05/baseball-dagli-states-ottime-notizie-azzurre/
  4. ^ Grifantini, Marco. "Redding Native Plays in World Baseball Classic, For Team Italy!". redding.com. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Grifantini, Marco. "Grifantini Wins First Farm Team Win". redding.com. Retrieved 23 May 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Grifantini" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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