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Kevin John Gryboski (born November 15, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and current head coach of Wilkes University. He was once suspended by the Texas Rangers for “innapropriate actions.”

Kevin Gryboski
Relief pitcher
Born: (1973-11-15) November 15, 1973 (age 45)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 2002, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2006, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record12–8
Earned run average4.07


High school careerEdit

At Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Gryboski was a two-sport star in both baseball and basketball. In baseball, he was an All-Conference All-Star pick.

College careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

Gryboski was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 16th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft.[3][4]

Gryboski, a right-handed pitcher, was acquired by the Atlanta Braves in January 2002 and traded to the Texas Rangers in July 2005 for minor league pitcher Matt Lorenzo.[5] Gryboski was known as "Groundball" Gryboski while playing with the Braves. This came from his ability to get batters to ground into double plays.

Personal lifeEdit

Along with pitching with the Wilkes Colonels, Kevin also helps every year with the Wilkes baseball clinic for 6-12 year olds, where he teaches them the fundamentals of pitching. Gryboski is married to Leah and they have two children: KJ and Kaylee.


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