Jacoby Ellsbury Named To Rawlings Gold Glove Team
Nov. 2, 2011
Jacoby Ellsbury became the first former Oregon State player to be named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner when he was selected as one of three outfielders from the American League Tuesday night.
The Gold Glove Awards are given annually for the best individual fielding performances at each position in the National and American Leagues, as voted by managers and coaches.
Ellsbury, already the AL Comeback Player of the Year with the Boston Red Sox, claimed his first ever defensive award Tuesday after having an outstanding season patrolling center field at Fenway Park. He played nearly 1,360 innings, totaling 394 chances. He did not make an error - for a fielding percentage of 1.000 - while recording 388 putouts and six assists. He also participated in three double plays.
For his career, the former Oregon State letterwinner has a fielding percentage of .998, with his two career errors coming during the 2009 season. He has played nearly 4,300 innings in left, center and right and has 14 assists and 1,196 total putouts.
He is considered one of the contenders for the American League Most Valuable Player Award which is scheduled to be announced Nov. 21.
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