Honored for Defense
Looks like Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White and current Royals Manager Buddy Bell might have a chance to “play” baseball together for the first time in their careers. But, it’s up to you, the fans, to make that happen…
Both Frank and Buddy are among a number of Major Leaguers looking for your vote to make the All-Time Rawlings Gold Glove defensive team. As part of its 50th anniversary celebration this year, Rawlings has created ballots to help fans pick the best defensive players in history.
White, who spent his entire career with Kansas City, won eight – yup, eight! – Gold Gloves from 1973-1990, including six straight from 1977 to 1982. At the time, the eight Gold Gloves in his career was an American League record for second baseman and, now, it still ranks as one of the highest in history for second baseman – Bill Mazeroski (8), Ryne Sandberg (9) and Roberto Alomar (10). Meanwhile, Bell is a six-time Gold Glove winner, picking up the honor in six consecutive seasons as the third baseman with the Texas Rangers (1979-1984).
Fans have the chance to vote for Frank and Buddy now through June 19 at www.rawlingsgoldglove.com or at select sporting good retailers.