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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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