Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2009 Chachi #85 Gold Gloves HL

The 2009 National League Rawlings Gold Glove winners were announced this afternoon and both Jimmy Rollins (shortstop) and Shane Victorino (outfield) retained their places on the team. This is the third consecutive Gold Glove for Jimmy and it's Shane's second in a row.

Jimmy became the fifth Phillie to win at least three Gold Gloves, joining the elite group of Mike Schmidt (10), Garry Maddox (8), Manny Trillo (3) and Scott Rolen (3). Shane became the first Phillies outfielder to win consecutive Gold Gloves since the original Secretary of Defense accomplished the feat from 1975 to 1982.

Fare Thee Well, Eric: I happened to check the Transactions tab on the Phillies website today and noticed Eric Bruntlett had been dropped from the team's 40-man roster. He's currently listed as a minor league free agent. Eric will be forever remembered as the guy who scored the game winning runs in Games 3 and 5 of the 2008 World Series. He also turned a memorable unassisted triple play earlier this year.

The Complete Set: Unless J.A. Happ wins the NL Rookie of the Year honors on Monday, the 2009 Chachi set will have only three more cards - #83 World Series Game 5, #84 World Series Game 6 and the Checklist at #86.

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