Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mark Belanger, 1981 Fleer Star Stickers #39

The whispers and Myspace leaks were true: Adam Jones was announced today as a Gold Glove outfielder, the 13th Oriole to receive recognition as the best defensive player at his position. All told, there have been 59 Gold Gloves awarded to Baltimore players; all of the previous O's winners have received multiple nods. (Gee, who says that the voting process is something less than scientific? Though to be fair, some of these guys were flat-out awesome. How else do you think Mark Belanger carved out a 20-year career, with his bat?) Here's the complete rundown, with the total GG's won and the corresponding years:

OF Adam Jones - 1 (2009)
P Mike Mussina - 4 (1996-1999)
1B Rafael Palmeiro - 2 (1997-1998)
2B Roberto Alomar - 2 (1996, 1998)
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. - 2 (1991-1992)
1B Eddie Murray - 3 (1982-1984)
P Jim Palmer - 4 (1976-1979)
2B Bobby Grich - 4 (1973-1976)
SS Mark Belanger - 8 (1969, 1971, 1973-1978)
2B Davey Johnson - 3 (1969-1971)
OF Paul Blair - 8 (1967, 1969-1975)
SS Luis Aparicio - 2 (1964, 1966)
3B Brooks Robinson - 16 (1960-1975)


Stacey said...

Mark Belanger would scoff at the idea of Derek Jeter winning a GG.

Kevin said...

Damn straight, Stacey. Then he would've stubbed out a cigarette on Jeter's arm.