Youkilis Wins Gold Glove
Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox has been selected as the first baseman on the 2007 American League Gold Glove Team, it was announced today by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company.
Youkilis becomes just the second Red Sox first baseman to ever earn a Gold Glove, joining three-time recipient George Scott (1967; 1968; 1971).
The voting is conducted by American League managers and coaches.In 2007, Youkilis became the first qualifying first baseman in American League history to compiling a 1.000 fielding percentage as he handled 1,080 total chances without an error in 135 games/124 starts.
San Diego's Steve Garvey, who handled 1,319 errorless chances over 159 in 1984, is the only other qualifier ever with a 1.000 fielding percentage at first base. Youkilis' 135 consecutive errorless games in 2007 were an American League record.