As chosen by the players and managers of the American League, you can add ‘Gold Glove Award winner’ to the list of accomplishments achieved this past year by O’s center fielder Adam Jones.
Jones’ stellar outfield play in his second big league season helped earn him his first career All-Star selection in July and now makes him the first Orioles Gold Glover since Mike Mussina in ’99. Jones also becomes just the second Orioles outfielder to ever to be honored; Paul Blair took home a Gold Glove eight times between 1967-1975.
In the field Jones registered a .986 fielding%, while committing just 5 errors in 363 chances. The 24-year old also flashed his strong arm by recording 9 assists from his spot in center. Jones batted .277 at the plate with 19 HR and 70 RBI in 119 games this past season before suffering a season ending left ankle injury on September 1st.
The other American League outfielders recognized were Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners and Torii Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Each were recipients for the 9th time.