The winners of the 2013 Battery Award were announced today.
2013 Battery Award
|Pacific||Shima, Motohiro||Tanaka, Masahiro||Rakuten||2 (2011)|
|Central||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||Maeda, Kenta||Hiroshima||2 (2010)|
The selection committee was made up of Michiyo Arito, Yutaka Ono, Isao Harimoto, Hiromi Makihara, and Sadaaki Yoshimura. The committee unanimously selected Shima and Tanaka in the Pacific League. It came down to two pairs in the Central League: Ishihara/Maeda and Shinnosuke Abe/Kentaro Nishimura. Ishihara/Maeda beat out Abe/Nishimura, 5-4.
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 5:44pm]
There were three pairs in the Central League: Shinnosuke Abe/Kentaro Nishimura, Shinnosuke Abe/Tomoyuki Sugano, and Yoshiyuki Ishihara/Kenta Maeda. Of the ten votes available, five were split between Abe/Nishimura and Abe/Sugano and the other five went to Ishihara/Maeda.
Source: Sponichi 12/7/2013