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[10/20/2015] 2015 Battery Award: Otani/Ono and Ishikawa/Nakamura

by on Oct.20, 2015 @ 7:32 pm, under NPB

The winners of the 2015 Battery Award were announced today.

2015 Battery Award

League Catcher Pitcher Team Link
Pacific Ono, Shota Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham official announcement
Central Nakamura, Yuhei Ishikawa, Masanori Yakult official announcement

A Nippon Ham battery won the award for the first time since 2012 (Shinya Tsuruoka and Mitsuo Yoshikawa).

A Yakult battery won the award for the first time since 2001 (Atsuya Furuta and Shugo Fujii)

[UPDATE 10/21 @ 10:59pm]

Other candidates that were considered:

Pacific League:

  • Softbank's Hiroaki Takaya and Dennis Sarfate
  • Lotte's Tatsuhiro Tamura and Hideaki Wakui

Central League

  • Hanshin's Kazunari Tsuruoka and Shintaro Fujinami
  • Hiroshima's Yoshiyuki Ishihara and Kenta Maeda

Selection Committee: Isao Harimoto, Michiyo Arito, Koichi Tabuchi, Osamu Higashio, Kazuhiko Ushijima, Kenjiro Nomura, Sadaaki Yoshimura, Hiromi Makihara, and Kazuhisa Ishii.

Source: Sponichi 10/21/2015