2011 MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners
|P||Craig Westcott||San Jose||San Francisco|
|1B||Efren Navarro||Salt Lake||Los Angeles (AL)|
|2B||Steve Lombardozzi||Harrisburg and Syracuse||Washington|
|SS||Darwin Perez||Arkansas||Los Angeles (AL)|
|3B||Brandon Laird||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre||New York (AL)|
|LF||Austin Krum||Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre||New York (AL)|
|CF||Jordan Danks||Charlotte||Chicago (AL)|
"Minor League Baseball is and will always continue to be a great partner of Rawlings, and we are thrilled to reward the hard work and dedication of these nine superior defensive players with the newly designed Minor League Baseball Rawlings Gold Glove Award."
"All of Minor League Baseball would like to congratulate the winners of 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards," said Pat O'Conner, Minor League Baseball president.
"To be honored with such a prestigious award is quite an accomplishment and exemplifies excellence in the field. Minor League Baseball is also pleased to team with Rawlings Sporting Goods to bring back such a great tradition as the Rawlings Gold Glove Award."
This season marks the return of Rawlings honoring Minor League Baseball players for their defensive prowess. The St. Louis-based company named a Minor League All-Star fielding team on the basis of official fielding averages for several years in the 1960s. The accolade was known as the Rawlings Silver Glove Award during that time.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods in the United States. Since the company's inception in 1887, Rawlings' mission has always centered on enabling participation by developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and protective apparel for the professional, amateur and entry-level player. With an assortment of baseball, basketball, football and softball game-related product lines, Rawlings is present everywhere team sports are played. Leagues and conferences of all skill levels integrate Rawlings' unparalleled product portfolio into their sports: as the Official Baseball Supplier and Official Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball for the NCAA®, the official football for the NAIA®, the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA® and AAU®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®.
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