June 5, 2011 |
Last December, Bobby Wilson married a woman he met in 2004 while playing minor league baseball in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. But the Angels' reserve catcher readily admits she was not his first love. Wilson wistfully recalled that his first soul mate had a nice tan, leathery skin and a musky scent he found intoxicating. The two were inseparable for five years. And his wife isn't even jealous. That's because the object of Wilson's affection was a Rawlings infielder's mitt he got when he was 5 years old. "I don't think that glove left my side for five years," says Wilson, 28. "I carried it to school with me. As soon as we got home, we played baseball until dinner.
November 5, 2006
Source: baseball-reference.com *--* Player Pos. GG Career Highlights 1. Jim Kaat P 16 1959-83 Won 16 in a row from '62 to '77 1. Greg Maddux P 16 1986- Won every year but '03 since '90 1. Brooks 3B 16 1955-77 Won 16 in a row, swept the '60s Robinson 4. Ozzie Smith SS 13 1978-96 Won every year in the '80s 5. Roberto OF 12 1955-72 Won his last 12 years in the NL Clemente 5. Willie Mays OF 12 1951-73 Named to the first 12 teams 5. Ivan C 12 1991- Like Maddux, a 2006 winner Rodriguez 8.
November 14, 2002 |
The World Series champion Angels won two American League Gold Gloves, with catcher Bengie Molina breaking the 10-year winning streak of Texas' Ivan Rodriguez and Darin Erstad replacing Seattle's Mike Cameron in the outfield. Erstad, who also was honored in 2000, became the eighth Angel to win multiple fielding awards. Molina led all major league catchers in caught stealing percentage (42.7%) and joined Bob Boone as the only Angel catchers to win the Gold Glove.
October 9, 1996 |
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."
November 16, 1994 |
Pitcher Mark Langston of the Angels won his sixth Gold Glove, his fourth in a row, on Tuesday and dedicated the award to Jimmie Reese, the longtime Angel coach who died this year at age 92. Langston started 18 games and had 27 putouts. "(Reese) had a great deal to do with my fielding success, as well as the defensive skills of my teammates," Langston said.