Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Victorino Wins Third Straight NL Gold Glove Award


On Wednesday, centerfielder Shane Victorino became the sixth Phillies player to win at least three Gold Glove Awards. Victorino joins Mike Schmidt (10), Garry Maddox (8), Manny Trillo (3), Scott Rolen (3) and Jimmy Rollins (3). It is the third straight Gold Glove for Victorino, who turns 30 years old on November 30th.

In a press release by the Phillies, Victorino stated, "It’s an honor to be recognized by the managers and coaches as one of the top defensive players in the league along with all the other deserving candidates. I take a lot of pride in my defense and this award means a lot to me."

Former Phillies Scott Rolen and Mike Bourn won Gold Gloves at their respective positions also.

The Gold Glove Award is distributed following each season, to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding efforts at each position.

Below is a list of Gold Glove winners in Phillies history...
1963- Bobby Wine, SS
1964- Bobby Shantz, P
Ruben Amaro Sr., SS
1966- Bill White, 1B
1972- Larry Bowa, SS
1975- Garry Maddox, OF
1976- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Jim Kaat, P
1977- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Jim Kaat, P
1978- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Larry Bowa, SS
Bob Boone, C
1979- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Bob Boone, C
Manny Trillo, 2B
1980- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
1981- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Manny Trillo, 2B
Steve Carlton, P
1982- Garry Maddox, OF
Mike Schmidt, 3B
Manny Trillo, 2B
1983- Mike Schmidt, 3B
1984- Mike Schmidt, 3B
1986- Mike Schmidt, 3B
1998- Scott Rolen, 3B
1999- Mike Lieberthal- C
2000- Scott Rolen, 3B
2001- Scott Rolen, 3B
2005- Bobby Abreu, OF
2007- Jimmy Rollins, SS
Aaron Rowand, OF
2008- Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, OF
2009- Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, OF
2010- Shane Victorino, OF


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