…to please everyone.
Yup those that hate Derek Jeter will be overjoyed at him winning his second straight American League Gold Glove Award, just as much as those that like the Yanks captain.
Jeter, who last year became the first Yankee short stop to win the award, said
I know I said it last year, but winning the Gold Glove — for the second consecutive season — is extremely gratifying. Defense usually doesn’t make many headlines, but it goes a long way toward winning baseball games.
There are a number of ways to make an impact during the course of a game, and playing solid, sound defense is one of them. To be recognized with a Gold Glove — with so many other worthy shortstops in our league — is an accomplishment I hold with great honor. – Derek Jeter
It increases the number of GG won by Yanks to 56, spread through 20 players, Don Mattingly leading with 10 at 1st base.
His .979 fielding percentage was the 3rd highest of his career, behind only the .986 in 1998 and .981 in 2004. He committed 15 errors, two more than last season, in 157 games at short stop.
Orlando Cabrera was the only SS with a better average (.988) and less errors with 7 than Jetes. But Jeter had 107 more assists than Cabrera (454 to 347), only Baltimore’s Miguel Tejada had more with 479.
This follows A-Rod & Gary Sheffield winning the Silver Slugger award