Mark Buehrle carved his name into the White Sox's record book Tuesday.
Buehrle won an American League Gold Glove Award for his superb defense for the second consecutive season. Buehrle joins Jim Kaat (1974-75) as the only Sox pitchers to earn this honor twice.
Buehrle also became the first pitcher in major league history with multiple Gold Glove Awards and no-hitters.
Shortstop Luis Aparicio won seven Gold Glove awards with the Sox, followed by third baseman Robin Ventura (1991-93, 96, 98) Buehrle, 31, led the majors with 11 pickoffs in 2010 and has 78 for his career.
Buehrle received national praise for his play on April 5 in which he was struck on the leg but retrieved the ball in foul territory, but flipped the ball between his legs to retire Lou Marson at first base.
Buehrle set a Sox record that day by making his eighth opening day start.
Buehrle also induced 19 double play grounders in 2010, and he handled 50 total chances flawlessly for a 1.000 fielding percentage.
The Silver Slugger Awards, honoring the top offensive players at each position, will be announced Thursday. The Sox's Alexei Ramirez is a strong candidate among AL shortstops.
As for the Gold Gloves, Seattle right fielder Ichiro Suzuki won his 10th straight and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won his fifth overall.
Also honored were first baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Robinson Cano of the Yankees and third baseman Evan Longoria and outfielder Carl Crawford of the Tampa Bay Rays. Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer and Seattle outfielder Franklin Gutierrez also won.
The NL awards will be announced Wednesday.
The bolded part is what really hit me.... thats pretty insane!
I know im biased being a Sox fan, but how can Buehrle not go down as one of the best ever? World Series Ring, World Series Win, World Series Save, No-Hitter, Perfect Game and now 2 Gold Gloves. Add in he also started an All-Star Game..... I know they set with Win mark at 300, but with 5 man rotations 300 is pretty hard to come by, hell 20 win seasons are great now, and if you did that 10 years straight you still only have 200. i know he isnt a high K kinda guy, gives up hits, and his W-L ratio isnt the best, but very durable, quick and ultimatly gets the job done... i know one of the best ever may be fanboydom, but First Ballot HoF i think is warrented when the time comes.
How do you guys feel about it?