Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Hampton ends Maddux's string of Gold Gloves
NEW YORK -- Atlanta pitcher Mike Hampton ended Greg Maddux's
record run of NL Gold Gloves while Luis Castillo and Derrek Lee of
the World Series champion Florida Marlins won for the first time
Scott Rolen, Edgar Renteria, Jim Edmonds and Mike Matheny of the
St. Louis Cardinals were among those honored for fielding
Outfielders Andruw Jones of Atlanta and Jose Cruz Jr. of San
Francisco also were chosen. The awards are based on the regular
season -- Cruz stumbled in the playoffs, falling on a fly ball in
Game 2 against Florida and then dropping a routine fly that led to
the Giants' extra-inning loss in Game 3.
Maddux had won 13 straight times, the most by an NL pitcher and
three short of the overall record for pitchers set by Jim Kaat.
Hampton beat out his Braves teammate in winning for the first time.
Hampton made one error in 68 chances while Maddux had two
mistakes in 73 chances.
Castillo replaced St. Louis' Fernando Vina at second base and
Lee took over for Colorado's Todd Helton at first base.
Rolen won for the fourth straight time and earned his fifth
award overall at third base. Edmonds was picked for the fourth time
as an NL outfielder, adding to the three AL Gold Gloves he won with
Matheny and Renteria each won for the second time.
Jones has won six straight NL Gold Gloves and Cruz was honored
for the first time.
Gold Gloves, presented since 1957 by St. Louis-based Rawlings,
are voted on by managers and coaches before the end of the regular
season. They may not select players on their own teams, and they
vote only for players in their own league.