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Arthur Joseph Griffin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 230 lb.
- School University of San Diego
- High School Grossmont High School
- Debut June 24, 2012
 Biographical Information
Griffin was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 34th round of the 2009 amateur draft but did not sign. He was then taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the 2010 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Eric Martins and made his pro debut with the Vancouver Canadians that year, leading the Northwest League with 15 saves. He began 2012 with the Midland RockHounds before being promoted to the AAA Sacramento River Cats. In June, he was called up to the majors by the A's, and he made his big league debut on June 24th. Starting against the San Francisco Giants, he allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings.
When Griffin beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 12th, he improved to 6-0, becoming the first pitcher in Oakland history to start his career with 6 straight wins. Before the franchise moved to the West coast, only Jim Nash had done so, getting wins in his first 7 decisions with the 1966 Kansas City Athletics. The streak ended with his next start, against the Detroit Tigers on September 18th, when he gave up 5 runs in a 12-2 loss and suffered his first defeat. He had not given up more than three runs in any of his previous 11 starts.
Griffin is the brother of minor leaguer Aaron Griffin.
 Notable Achievements
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (2013)