Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove
October 30, 2012
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In a season filled with losing, Jimmy Rollins was a winner.
The 33-year-old short stop has won his fourth career Gold Glove award, his first since winning from 2007-09.
Rollins posted a .978 fielding percentage, the highest among short stops in all of baseball. His 13 errors in 594 chances gave him the lowest total among short stops with at least 500 attempts.
Rollins’ four Gold Gloves rank him third in Phillies history. He stands behind 10-time winner Mike Schmidt at third base and eight-time winner Garry Maddox in the outfield.
Rollins beat out Miami’s Jose Reyes, Washington’s Ian Desmond and Cincinnati’s Zach Cozart.
Catcher Carlos Ruiz was a finalist for the NL Gold Glove but lost out to Yadier Molina of the Cardinals.