Nov 08 2007

Youkilis’ Defense Earns Him A Gold Glove

Kevin Youkilis has been amazing as the Red Sox first baseman the past two years, but especially this year. He has played 192 games without making an error (at first base) and it has earned him his first gold glove. The only other Red Sox player to win a gold glove in the past 16 years was Varitek in 2005.

Steve Garvey holds the all-time Major League record of 193 consecutive errorless games at first, from June 26, 1983-April 14, 1985. Youkilis, who is sitting on an active streak of 190 games, could tear down that mark in April of next year, not long after the Red Sox unfurl the 2007 World Series championship banner at Fenway Park. His active streak of 1,586 errorless chances by season’s end also set a team record. McInnis holds the all-time Major League record for errorless chances at 1,700, which he carried over from Boston to Cleveland in 1922.

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