Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gold Gloves

On Tuesday the National League Gold Glove Awards were given out with few surprises. Andruw Jones picked up his tenth. Derek Lee picked up his third. But a record was broken this year by Greg Maddux when he won his 17th Gold Glove. That was a record for a pitcher and it broke Brooks Robinson's record of 16 by a position player. Maddux has always helped out his own cause by being an excellent fielding pitcher and that's a trait that should be emulated by up and coming players.
There were five first time awards given to Russell Martin (Dodgers), David Wright (Mets), Jimmy Rollins (Phillies), Jeff Francoeur (Braves), and Aaron Rowand (Phillies).

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