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Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara
Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic...
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Koji Uehara is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball. Uehara became the first Japanese-born player in Orioles history when he agreed to a two-year contract with the team in January 2009.

Uehara spent 10 seasons with the Japanese Central League's Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball, going 112-62 with a 3.01 ERA. He collected 1,376 strikeouts and walked only 206 hitters in 276 career games for the Giants, a 6.68 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound pitcher won the Sawamura Award, the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award, in 1999 and 2002.

Uehara was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He also represented Japan in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, posting a save in two perfect innings as a closer in 2008 and going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA to help Japan win the Bronze medal in 2004.

Uehara was born on April 3, 1975.
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  • Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff

    ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner. The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead. And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
  • Chris Davis' record homer helps Orioles defeat the Red Sox 3-2

    Chris Davis' record homer helps Orioles defeat the Red Sox 3-2
    BOSTON – Chris Davis hit his way into the Orioles record books Tuesday night with his 51st home run of the season — a ball that caught the chilly New England air and suddenly took off, much like his breakout 2013 season — setting a new...
  • John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers

    John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers
    DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the...
  • Red Sox beat Tigers to move within one win of World Series

    Red Sox beat Tigers to move within one win of World Series
    DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy. And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
  • Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released

    Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight’s one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark. Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight...
  • Looking back on the Orioles' trade for Chris Davis

    Looking back on the Orioles' trade for Chris Davis
    Chris Davis was one of the hottest hitters in baseball in the first week of the season, though he has cooled off over the past couple of games. Still, his historic four-game start to the season probably prompted casual sports fans across the country to...
  • Freddie Freeman beats out Yasiel Puig for final NL All-Star spot

    Freddie Freeman beats out Yasiel Puig for final NL All-Star spot
    It seems the only thing Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hasn’t been able to do in the last month is earn a spot in the All-Star game. Fans voted Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman into the final National League spot in the Tuesday game...
  • 'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    Chris Davis' astonishing start to this season hasn't occurred by accident. Through 12 games, he's putting up numbers that are only fit for video games. But it's the result of the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman's realizing that he can truly get more...
  • Jones and Davis stay hot as Orioles beat Red Sox, 3-2, and take series

    Jones and Davis stay hot as Orioles beat Red Sox, 3-2, and take series
    BOSTON — Over the past two nights, the Orioles recaptured those late-inning heroics of last season at Fenway Park. One night after a five-run ninth-inning rally led them to victory, the Orioles came from behind against the Red Sox again Thursday,...
  • Patience paying off for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    Patience paying off for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    We are all aware of the kind of damage Chris Davis is capable of when a pitcher puts a pitch in the strike zone. Take Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers for example. With the Orioles trailing, 2-0, in the seventh inning, Tigers starter...
  • Some All-Star observations (Orioles, Markakis, Cecil, Uehara)

    Some All-Star observations (Orioles, Markakis, Cecil, Uehara)
    The Orioles have four players in July 16th’s All-Star Game for the first time since 2005 and three starters for the first time since 1997. That’s pretty hard to fathom for me, a guy who has covered the event a bunch of times and only once...