The selection committee announced the winners of the 2012 Battery Awards.
2012 Battery Award Winners
|Central||Utsumi, Tetsuya||Abe, Shinnosuke||Yomiuri Giants|
|Pacific||Yoshikawa, Mitsuo||Tsuruoka, Shinya||Nippon Ham Fighters|
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