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2013 Battery Award: Tanaka/Shima and Maeda/Ishihara

by on Oct.23, 2013 @ 7:31 pm, under NPB

The winners of the 2013 Battery Award were announced today.

2013 Battery Award

League Catcher Pitcher Team Times
Pacific Shima, Motohiro Tanaka, Masahiro Rakuten 2 (2011)
Central Ishihara, Yoshiyuki Maeda, Kenta Hiroshima 2 (2010)

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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.

Source: Jiji Press 10/23/2013Sponichi 10/23/2013Sponichi 10/24/2013

[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