White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy capped a memorable night when he was named as co-winner of his first American League Gold Glove award with the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson.
Peavy, 31, who earlier Tuesday agreed to a two-year, $29 million contract, became the third pitcher in Sox history to win the award for his exceptional defense, joining left-handers Jim Kaat (1974-75) and Mark Buehrle (2009-11), who won the 2012 Gold Glove award with the Marlins.
Peavy was charged with only one error in 37 chances, and opponents were successful on only nine of 17 stolen-base attempts (52.9 percent) when he was on the mound.
This marked the third time in Sox history that they had a Gold Glove recipient for at least four consecutive seasons (1957-63 and 1990-93).
Two other AL winners were first-timers: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira won his fifth Gold Glove and Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre his fourth. Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and two Orioles teammates, catcher Matt Wieters and center fielder Adam Jones, each won a second trophy.
Peavy shares AL Gold Glove award with Hellickson
Chicago Tribune | Oct 31