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October 9, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Angel first baseman J.T. Snow won his second consecutive American League Gold Glove Award. Snow was among seven AL repeat winners, including Seattle center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., who won for the seventh consecutive time, and Baltimore second baseman Roberto Alomar, who won for the sixth. "I didn't expect it," Snow said. "It's nice. It's an honor. But I think I'd trade it for a winning season or a playoff berth."
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April 27, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- When Howie Kendrick broke into the big leagues in 2006 after hitting .362 in four minor league seasons, many predicted the Angels second baseman would win a batting title one day. No one ever thought he'd win a Gold Glove Award. But the perception of Kendrick as a mostly hit, OK-fielding second baseman has changed over the years. He may not wrest the Gold Glove from New York's Robinson Cano and Boston's Dustin Pedroia , who have won four of the last five awards at the position in the American League, but he could force his way into the conversation.
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December 4, 1985 | MIKE PENNER
Center fielder Gary Pettis Tuesday became the 10th player in Angels history to win a Gold Glove award for fielding excellence. Pettis, 27, in his second full major league season, committed only four errors in 385 chances, a .990 fielding percentage. He was the leading vote-getter among American League outfielders, edging the New York Yankees' Dave Winfield, 42-41. Boston's Dwight Evans and Oakland's Dwayne Murphy tied for the other outfield position with 21 points apiece.
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February 16, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Omar Vizquel felt a little lost, a little out of place, as he walked into the Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse Saturday morning, his second day on the job as the Angels' new roving minor league infield instructor. “I'm trying to get used to it,” said Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove Award winner who amassed 2,877 hits in 24 big-league seasons, his last as a 45-year-old utility infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012. “I don't know how to act like a coach. It's a little weird.” Vizquel, one of the top defensive shortstops in baseball history and a potential Hall of Famer, is embracing the discomfort because he believes it is the first step toward his ultimate goal of being a major league manager.
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October 4, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Brinkman, 66, the quintessential "good field, no hit" major league shortstop who set a record in 1972 with 72 consecutive errorless games for the Detroit Tigers, died Tuesday in his hometown of Cincinnati, according to the Chicago White Sox. No cause of death was given, although friends said he had a heart ailment. Brinkman won a Gold Glove Award in 1972 and was named to the American League all-star team in 1973, when he played shortstop in all 162 games. He finished his 15-year major league career with a batting average of .224 and a fielding percentage of .970.
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November 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
You can now officially refer to Angels outfielder Torii Hunter as former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. So, it looks like the Angels outfield next season will consist of Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos, unless Vernon Wells suddenly becomes a good player again.
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November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Many Angels fans are up in arms today over the fact that Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award over Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who finished a distant second. The voting wasn't even close, with Cabrera being placed first on 22 of the 28 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America . Trout received the other six first-place votes and finished with 281 points. Cabrera finished with 362 points. But really, it was an easy pick. Let's compare the two players.
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September 18, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
While Darin Erstad's extended absence will prevent the Angel center fielder from winning a second consecutive Gold Glove award, Manager Mike Scioscia said catcher Bengie Molina deserves to receive the premier fielding award again despite sitting out the final 25 games because of a wrist injury. "He's in my mind the best catcher in our league," Scioscia said, "and I hope that will be reflected in the way other people look at him, because he did virtually play a full season."
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November 21, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a near-flawless season for Angel first baseman J.T. Snow to wrestle the Gold Glove award from New York Yankee Don Mattingly, who had won nine of the last 10 Gold Gloves as the American League's top defensive first baseman. Angel pitcher Mark Langston and Toronto outfielder Devon White each won their seventh Gold Gloves Monday, and Seattle outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. won his sixth. Major league managers and coaches vote for the awards, which are presented by Rawlings.
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November 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Detroit Tigers have emerged as the front-runner to sign free-agent right fielder Torii Hunter, who reportedly spent Tuesday in Detroit meeting with team officials, who are expected to extend a two-year contract offer to the 37-year-old. The Tigers, coming off an American League pennant-winning season, and Hunter, who craves a chance to play in his first World Series after spending the last five seasons in Anaheim, appear to be a perfect match. Detroit is looking for a corner outfielder, preferably one who hits right-handed, and Hunter is a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner coming off one of his finest seasons, in which he hit .313 with 16 home runs and 92 runs batted in and carried the Angels for much of September.
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November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Many Angels fans are up in arms today over the fact that Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award over Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who finished a distant second. The voting wasn't even close, with Cabrera being placed first on 22 of the 28 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America . Trout received the other six first-place votes and finished with 281 points. Cabrera finished with 362 points. But really, it was an easy pick. Let's compare the two players.
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November 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
You can now officially refer to Angels outfielder Torii Hunter as former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. So, it looks like the Angels outfield next season will consist of Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos, unless Vernon Wells suddenly becomes a good player again.
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November 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Detroit Tigers have emerged as the front-runner to sign free-agent right fielder Torii Hunter, who reportedly spent Tuesday in Detroit meeting with team officials, who are expected to extend a two-year contract offer to the 37-year-old. The Tigers, coming off an American League pennant-winning season, and Hunter, who craves a chance to play in his first World Series after spending the last five seasons in Anaheim, appear to be a perfect match. Detroit is looking for a corner outfielder, preferably one who hits right-handed, and Hunter is a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner coming off one of his finest seasons, in which he hit .313 with 16 home runs and 92 runs batted in and carried the Angels for much of September.
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September 28, 2012 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels close the season with a six-game trip to Texas and Seattle, but if they finish in a tie for a wild-card spot, they could add one-game playoffs to their itinerary Thursday and Oct. 5. Asked if he packed for a possible eight-game trip, Manager Mike Scioscia said, "We can recycle clothes. We don't worry about that. Wherever we have to go, we'll go. What we really need to focus on is winning today. " The Angels could have saved themselves a lot of uncertainty and the stress of one-game playoffs if they had won the AL West and earned a trip to the best-of-five division series.
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September 26, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels racked up 20 strikeouts in a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night, tying a major-league record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, but the pitchers weren't the only ones who left their fingerprints on the win. Right fielder Torii Hunter continued to lead the Angels' September surge by hitting a first-inning single and scoring on a sacrifice fly to shallow right field and blasting a two-run home run in the fifth, as...
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April 18, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have agreed to terms with Gold Glove-winning shortstop Erick Aybar on a four-year contract extension, reportedly worth $35 million, and the deal will be announced at an informal luncheon at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim on Thursday. "It took a while," said General Manager Jerry Dipoto , who has been negotiating with Aybar's agents since early January, "but I don't think there was ever a thought that we wouldn't get to this point. " Aybar, a career .274 hitter, probably could have made more had he opted for free agency, and agent Fernando Cuza , who attended Wednesday night's game, advised Aybar that big-market teams such as the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets could drive up the market for the switch-hitter.
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February 16, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Omar Vizquel felt a little lost, a little out of place, as he walked into the Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse Saturday morning, his second day on the job as the Angels' new roving minor league infield instructor. “I'm trying to get used to it,” said Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove Award winner who amassed 2,877 hits in 24 big-league seasons, his last as a 45-year-old utility infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012. “I don't know how to act like a coach. It's a little weird.” Vizquel, one of the top defensive shortstops in baseball history and a potential Hall of Famer, is embracing the discomfort because he believes it is the first step toward his ultimate goal of being a major league manager.
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April 27, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- When Howie Kendrick broke into the big leagues in 2006 after hitting .362 in four minor league seasons, many predicted the Angels second baseman would win a batting title one day. No one ever thought he'd win a Gold Glove Award. But the perception of Kendrick as a mostly hit, OK-fielding second baseman has changed over the years. He may not wrest the Gold Glove from New York's Robinson Cano and Boston's Dustin Pedroia , who have won four of the last five awards at the position in the American League, but he could force his way into the conversation.
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June 15, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Seattle — The Angels do not walk under any ladders on their way into Safeco Field. There are no broken mirrors in the visiting clubhouse bathroom and no black cats roaming the dugout. But they've had a terrible run of luck in the home of the Seattle Mariners this season. On May 19, the Angels lost a game here when center fielder Torii Hunter, a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner, lost a routine ball in the sun, allowing the winning run to score. And they lost in bizarre fashion again here Wednesday night, when a two-out, bases-loaded ground ball that appeared headed right for Angels shortstop Erick Aybar hit the second base bag and bounced into center field.
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May 23, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Torii Hunter took exception to a recent blog headline that jokingly suggested he was not in the May 8 lineup against Cleveland because he was ducking Indians ace Fausto Carmona. "I'm not afraid of nobody!" Hunter told reporters, somewhat angrily, the next day. "I'm a beast, man!" That he was Monday night. Hunter gunned down the potential go-ahead run with a strong throw to the plate in the seventh inning and knocked in the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth to lead the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium.
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