Koji Uehara's unusual journey

Red Sox's accidental closer having historic year with unique mix of pitches

Updated: October 3, 2013, 4:35 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The fate of the Red Sox in October may rest in the hands of a pitcher who:

• was an outfielder in high school;

• spent a year working as a security guard on a construction site because he did not pass his entrance exam into university;

• had a career goal of becoming a high school phys. ed. teacher;

• began pitching in college after his coach told his players to choose the position they liked;

• credits reading Nolan ...

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