Hideki Okajima

Team Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Position Pitcher
Born Dec 25, 1975
Nationality Japan Japan
Team History
Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 2007 - present
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 2006
Yomiuri Giants Yomiuri Giants 1994 - 2005

Hideki Okajima is a Japanese reliever on the Boston Red Sox.

Okajima is one of the most talented relievers in the game today, and is now the setup man for talented closer Jonathan Papelbon. His unique and unorthodox pitching style has helped him to disguise his pitches and give him an edge over the talented batters in the American League. After giving up a home run in his first MLB appearance, he then pitched for two months without allowing a single run. He won his first World Series ring with Boston in 2007, becoming the first Japanese pitcher to play in the World Series.

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