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Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball player. Recipient Rookie of the Year, Center League, 1998, Sawamura award, 1998, Japan Best Nine, Center League, 1998, Gold Glove, 1998, Japan Best Nine, 2002, Sawamura award, 2002, Gold Glove, Center League, 2003.


Uehara, Koji was born on April 3, 1975 in Neyagawa, Japan.


Graduate, Osaka Taiiku University.


Player (pitcher) Yomiuri Giants, since 1998.


  • Achievements include being named top pitcher in the Hanshin University League four times. Winning the Intercontinental Cup (1997), pitched in the final (11-2 Japan) against Cuba, ended Cuba's 134-game winning streak in major international competitions, named to the All-Tournament Team. Being a member of the Japan All-Star Team (1998, 2000-2005).

    Winning two Japan Series Titles (2000, 2002). Winning the World Baseball Classic (2006), pitched 2 wins (2nd in tournament), 3 games started (1st in tournament), 17 innings pitched (1st in tournament), 16 strikeouts (1st in tournament).