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Hudson, Rollins Highlight National League Gold Glove Winners PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:17
Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins wins his 3rd
Gold Glove award

Rawlings Sporting Goods has announced the 2009 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners for the National League.

“Since its creation in 1957, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® has been bestowed on some of the greatest defensive players the game has ever seen and this year is no exception,” said Mike Thompson, Rawlings Senior Vice-President, Sports Marketing. “Defense is a cornerstone of the Rawlings brand and we’re proud to recognize defensive excellence at baseball’s highest level. Congratulations to the 2009 recipients.”

This year, four of the nine National League players selected are first time award winners including Adam Wainwright (NL P), Ryan Zimmerman (NL 3B), Michael Bourn (NL OF), and Matt Kemp (NL OF).Rawlings, established the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 1957 as the greatest measure of fielding excellence. The award is presented annually to 18 players – one for each position – in both the American and National Leagues. Winners are selected by Major League coaches and managers prior to the conclusion of the regular season. Managers and coaches may not vote for players from their own club and only vote for players in their own league.

The complete National League Rawlings Gold Glove lineup includes:

Position Name Team Award(s) Won
P ADAM WAINWRIGHT CARDINALS 1
C YADIER MOLINA CARDINALS 2
1ST ADRIAN GONZALEZ PADRES 2
2ND ORLANDO HUDSON DODGERS 4
3RD RYAN ZIMMERMAN NATIONALS 1
SS JIMMY ROLLINS PHILLIES 3
OF SHANE VICTORINO PHILLIES 2
OF MICHAEL BOURN ASTROS 1
OF MATT KEMP DODGERS 1

Source: Rawlings Sporting Goods


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