Jason Ernest Szuminski
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 221 lb.
- School Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Debut April 11, 2004
- Final Game May 9, 2004
- Born December 11, 1978 in San Diego, CA USA
"I’m glad the Cubs took a chance on a guy who got a C in thermo(dynamics)." - Jason Szuminski, joking about how the Cubs drafted him out of MIT
Pitcher Jason Szuminski is the only MIT alumnus to play in the majors (Skip Lockwood and Art Merewether both attended MIT after their baseball careers were over). He had a 3.60 GPA at MIT and received a degree in aerospace engineering. As of 2009 he was at Stanford Business School working on his MBA.
After college graduation, he served in the Air Force. He later was a member of the Air Force Reserve while playing for the San Diego Padres in 2004. He pitched seven games for the 2004 Padres. In the minors from 2000-04 he went 26-14 with 11 saves.