Pujols, Molina Win Gold Gloves

By Aaron Kirn
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols (R) and catcher Yadier Molina talk about the opposing pitcher during the eighth inning against the Florida Marlins at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 16, 2009. Florida won the game 5-2. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

First baseman Albert Pujols and catcher Yadier Molina were each awarded a 2010 National League Rawlings Gold Glove Wednesday afternoon.

It’s Pujols’ second gold glove, his first since 2006.  As for Molina, he’s cementing his reputation as the best defensive catcher in the game.  This is his third straight gold glove behind the plate for St. Louis, making him the first catcher in Cardinal history to do so.

The Cardinals have had at least two gold glove winners nine times since 2000.

According to Rawlings Sporting Goods, the award’s sponsor since 1957, the Cardinals have won 79 Gold Gloves as a franchise, the most of any major-league club. Twenty-one different Cardinals have won a Gold Glove while with the franchise; one is Scott Rolen, who this year won as the third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds.

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