Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Torii Hunter Wins 9th Straight Gold Glove

ANAHEIM, CA – Angels’ centerfielder Torii Hunter has been selected to the 2009 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® team, in an announcement made Tuesday by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company. This marks the ninth consecutive Gold Glove honor for the three-time All-Star.

Hunter’s nine Gold Gloves as an American League outfielder rank tied (with Ichiro) for third all-time behind Ken Griffey Jr. (10) and Al Kaline (10).

Hunter, 34, is the fourth Angel outfielder to win consecutive Gold Gloves, joining Gary Pettis (1985-86), Devon White (1988-89) and Jim Edmonds (1997-98).

Hunter committed just one error in 115 games in centerfield (311 total chances). The miscue committed on Sept. 18th at Texas snapped a streak of 265 consecutive errorless games to end the longest active streak among MLB outfielders. The 11-year veteran has committed one error in 675 total chances over two seasons with the Halos.

The Angels have had a Rawlings Gold Glove Award® recipient in 20 of the last 24 seasons.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award® acknowledges outstanding fielding achievement and is presented annually to 18 players, one from each position in both the American and National Leagues.

The award was introduced in 1957 and the winners are chosen by major league managers and coaches.

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