Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 8.58.18 PMJohn Axford was a phone salesman for the Canadian phone carrier Telus when he was discovered by the Brewers in 2008 and became their closer. Now he’s saving Academy Award selections: 18 up, 18 down.

After an initially successful start to his career, he hit a rough patch and suffered through command issues and was unloaded on the Cardinals, where he regained his form and signed an off-season contract to become the closer of the Cleveland Indians.

John Axford is an awards show wizard. Trust me, I did the math.