November 03, 2011

Ellsbury wins Golden Glove

Historic Season Continues, Jacoby Ellsbury Wins 2011 Gold Glove AwardJacoby Ellsbury, the first major league baseball player of Navajo descent, and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, has won the 2011 Rawlings American League (AL) Gold Glove Award for best defensive center fielder in the league. The Boston Red Sox was already named Comeback Player of the Year, is also a finalist for the AL MVP award, to be awarded November 21.

Additionally, he won esteemed Player of the Week honors twice during the 2011 season, mostly for his work with the lumber, but his glovework has set him apart.

An Oregon native, Ellsbury is the first American Indian to win a Gold Glove Award, and the first Red Sox outfielder to earn the honor since Ellis Burks in 1990. In his entire career, Ellsbury has committed only two errors over five seasons, which began in late June 2007, the year the Red Sox won their second World Series title since 1918. Both errors were committed in 2009.
Comment:  For more on Jacoby Ellsbury, see ZinfandEllsbury Wine and Ellsbury Blogs About Losing.

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