Buehrle Wins Golden Glove

Award honors exceptional defensive play

By Geoff Glick
|  Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009  |  Updated 5:46 PM CDT
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Chicago’s own Mark Buehrle was awarded the American League Gold Glove award on Tuesday.

The award -- Buehrle's first -- honors exceptional defensive play, and comes on the wake of a season in which Buehrle pitched his first perfect game on July 23 against the Rays.

His eight pickoffs led the American League pitchers, and tied for first in assists and double plays, with 41 and five, respectively. He had just one error.

Buehrle is the second pitcher in White Sox history to receive the award.

Jim Kaat won the Glove as a pitcher for the Sox following the 1974-75 season. The last White Sox player honored with the award, was Robin Ventura. Ventura won the AL Gold Glove five times between 1991 and 1998.

 

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