Placido Polanco Wins Gold Glove

Posted by Christina Angelos

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Placido Polanco won a Gold Glove tonight. Congratulations! 

Placido Polanco is just the second player in baseball history to win Gold Gloves at two different positions. He won twice as a second baseman with Detroit Tigers in 2007 and 2009 before winning as a third baseman this year with the Phillies. The other player is Darin Erstad, who won as an outfielder with the Angels in 2000 and 2002 before winning at first base in 2004. Also, Polanco is the first player in baseball history to win Gold Gloves at two different infield positions.

Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz were finalists, but lost to Matt Kemp of the Dodgers and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals. 

Here is the list of winners in both leagues (incase you wanna know):

American League
P: Mark Buehrle, CHW
C: Matt Wieters, BAL
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, BOS
2B: Dustin Pedroia, BOS
SS: Erick Aybar, LAA
3B: Adrian Beltre, TEX
LF: Alex Gordon, KC
CF: Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS
RF: Nick Markakis, BAL

National League
P: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
C: Yadier Molina, STL
1B: Joey Votto, CIN
2B: Brandon Phillips, CIN
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, COL
3B: Placido Polanco, PHI
LF: Gerardo Parra, ARI
CF: Matt Kemp, LAD
RF: Andre Ethier, LAD

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