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Maddux wins his 16th Gold Glove

AP , NEW YORK

Los Angeles Dodger Greg Maddux pitches against the San Diego Padres during a game in Los Angeles in September.

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Greg Maddux won his 16th Gold Glove on Friday, tying the Major League Baseball record shared by pitcher Jim Kaat and third baseman Brooks Robinson.

Maddux was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31.

He has won the National League fielding award for pitchers each year since 1990 except for 2003, when Atlanta's Mike Hampton interrupted the streak.

Winners

Kaat won American League pitching Gold Gloves from 1962 to 1975, then won the NL award the following two years.

Robinson was honored as the AL's best fielder at third base from 1960-75.

Rawlings

Rawlings has presented Gold Gloves annually since 1957 based on voting by managers and coaches before the end of the regular season.

The selectors may not vote for players from their own teams and they can vote only for players from their own league.

San Francisco shortstop Omar Vizquel won his 11th Gold Glove on Friday, his second in a row in the NL.

He earned nine straight with the Cleveland Indians from 1993 to 2001.

He is two shy of the record for shortstops held by Ozzie Smith.

Atlanta center fielder Andruw Jones won his ninth consecutive Gold Glove.

Among outfielders, he trails only Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays (12 each) and Al Kaline and Ken Griffey Jr. (10 each).

Cardinals honored

St. Louis third baseman Scott Rolen won his seventh Gold Glove, his first since 2004.

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols won for the first time, as did New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Three-time recipients

Houston catcher Brad Ausmus won his third Gold Glove, his first since 2002. San Diego center fielder Mike Cameron also won for the third time after earning Gold Gloves in the AL with Seattle in 2001 and 2003.

Second baseman Orlando Hudson won with Arizona after gaining the honor for the first time with Toronto last year.

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