The winners of the 2015 Battery Award were announced today.
2015 Battery Award
|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:
- Softbank's Hiroaki Takaya and Dennis Sarfate
- Lotte's Tatsuhiro Tamura and Hideaki Wakui
- 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