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Defense Wins Championships? Not if You're the Dodgers

by Photo of Andrew Lontos

Major League Baseball announced the 2011 Gold Glove winners, which includes nine first-timers.

Defense Wins Championships? Not if You're the Dodgers

MLB:

There was plenty of fresh blood among this year's honorees. Nine players won their first Gold Gloves, and the Dodgers and Red Sox were the most decorated clubs with three Gold Glovers each.

For catchers, St. Louis' Yadier Molina won his fourth straight NL Gold Glove, while Baltimore's Matt Wieters won the AL Gold Glove for backstops, becoming the first Orioles catcher to do so.

The two pitching awards were handed out to a pair of left-handers, as White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle won the AL Gold Glove for the third consecutive year. He is the first pitcher in White Sox history to win three Gold Glove Awards and the first Sox player to garner three straight honors since Robin Ventura from 1991-93.

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, also one of the favorites for the NL Cy Young Award, was the NL winner.

Here's the full American League list:

P- Mark Buehrle

C- Matt Wieters

1B- Adrian Gonzalez

2B- Dustin Pedroia

3B- Adrian Beltre

SS- Erick Aybar

LF- Alex Gordon

CF- Jacoby Ellsbury

RF- Nick Markakis

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Here's the full National League list:

P- Clayton Kershaw

C- Yadier Molina

1B- Joey Votto

2B- Brandon Phillips

3B- Placido Polanco

SS- Troy Tulowitzki

LF- Gerardo Parra

CF- Matt Kemp

RF- Andre Ethier

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Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was probably the biggest Gold Glove snub, but some might say that it's payback for the atrocity that was Derek Jeter's 2010 Gold Glove selection.

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  1. Judith May 's profile

    Judith May

    December 10th, 2017 @6:57

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