One of the oldest Minor Leaguers to take the field during the 2011 season has decided to make it his last. After playing in three decades, three countries and 10 organizations, going from flat-broke in the States to a millionaire in the Far East, 38-year-old right-hander Marc Kroon has retired.
Good for Mr. Kroon.
"I've outlasted so many people, and I did it the hard way -- struggling, fighting it out, bus trips and road trips and Days Inns and Motel 6's, before getting my lucky break in Japan. You don't hear too many stories like mine."