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2012 Battery Award: Yoshikawa/Tsuruoka and Utsumi/Abe

by on Oct.23, 2012 @ 7:06 pm, under NPB

The selection committee announced the winners of the 2012 Battery Awards.

2012 Battery Award Winners

League Pitcher Catcher Team
Central Utsumi, Tetsuya Abe, Shinnosuke Yomiuri Giants
Pacific Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Tsuruoka, Shinya Nippon Ham Fighters

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UPDATE 10/24 @ 10:55pm -  In the CL, there was apparently a tie between Utsumi and Tetsuya Yamaguchi.  It ultimately went to Utsumi because of his back-to-back double-digit victory seasons and an ERA under two.  In the PL, the combo of Tadashi Settsu and Toru Hosokawa was also presented, but the Yoshikawa/Tsuruoka pair got the nod because the Fighters won the regular season pennant and made it to the Nippon Series.  Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012