Mark Buehrle had already run out of display space at home for his three Gold Glove Awards. Now he will have to figure out a place to stash a fourth. The left-hander for the Marlins became the third pitcher to win the award in both leagues when he was recognized Tuesday for his defensive excellence.
After capturing three successive Gold Gloves in the American League while with the Chicago White Sox, Buehrle clearly impressed National League managers and coaches who vote for the award in his first year with the Marlins.
Buehrle received the nod over the other two finalists, Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw — last year's winner — to make it four in a row.
"I think the first one and this one mean a little bit more than the middle two," Buehrle said. "The first one and this one switching leagues — where I actually had to beat out Kershaw — and a whole new group of managers voting for you, it wasn't like it was just handed to you."
Buehrle was error-free in his first season with the Marlins, who signed him to a four-year deal as a free agent last December.
He became the first Marlin to win a Gold Glove since third baseman Mike Lowell and second baseman Luis Castillo in 2005 were recognized for excellence at their positions. Buehrle is the first pitcher to win the award in both leagues since Jim Kaat in the 1970s. Bobby Shantz is the only other pitcher to win the award in both the NL and AL.
Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes also was a finalist for a Gold Glove but did not win.
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Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle wins 4th Gold Glove
Miami Herald | Oct 31