Seth Greisinger

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Seth Greisinger
Born: (1975-07-29) July 29, 1975 (age 45)
Kansas City, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 3, 1998, for the Detroit Tigers
NPB: 2008, for the Yomiuri Giants
Last appearance
MLB: June 5, 2005, for the Atlanta Braves
NPB: September 12, 2013, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–16
Earned run average5.51
NPB statistics
Win–loss record64–42
Earned run average3.16
Career highlights and awards
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team competition

Seth Adam Greisinger (born July 29, 1975) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from 19982005.


Greisinger graduated from McLean High School in Virginia, then played his college ball at the University of Virginia. In 1994 and 1995, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 1996 MLB Draft.

He played for the Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and Atlanta Braves. Greisinger missed nearly 4 seasons from 1998 to 2002 with arm ligament injuries. He was a non-roster invitee to spring training with the Washington Nationals in 2005; he was sent to the Braves as part of a conditional deal. After being released by the Braves on June 7, 2005, Greisinger played for the Kia Tigers of the KBO in 2006, going 14–12 with a 3.09 ERA in 29 games.

Greisinger became the ace for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League in Japan for the 2007 season, but Yakult's low budget led to them being forced to release both Greisinger and outfielder Alex Ramirez. Greisinger signed with the Yomiuri Giants for the 2008 season and led the Central League in wins with 17.[2] In 2009, Greisinger went 13–6 with a 3.47 ERA, but missed time near the end of the season due to inflammation in his right (pitching) elbow. He did not pitch at all in the postseason and missed the 2009 Japan Series.

Greisinger continued his next two seasons with the Yomiuri Giants with injury-plagued seasons. He finished the 2010 season with an 0–2 record and a 5.48 ERA in only six games. He pitched in nine games during the 2011 season and was 1–5 with a 4.15 ERA.

For the 2012 season, Greisinger pitched for the Chiba Lotte Marines and turned back the clock. He finished the season 12–8 with a 2.24 ERA in over 168 innings. During the 2013 campaign, he only pitched in 13 games and finished the season at 5–4 with a 4.54 ERA.

Through his seven seasons in Japan, Greisinger had a 64–42 record with a 3.16 ERA in 885 innings.[3]

International career[edit]

Greisinger was a member of the 1996 Summer Olympic baseball team, winning a bronze medal.

Personal life[edit]

Greisinger married Joana Bennett in a ceremony in Florida. Joana is a Technology Consultant at Accenture and President of a Non-Profit Organization called One Vision One World.


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Coskrey, Jason (28 January 2016). "Johnson, Mikolas looking for more success in second seasons in Japan". The Japan Times Online. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Register : Greisinger, Seth (Chiba Lotte Marines)". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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