Originally created 11/15/02

Maddux, Jones win Gold Gloves

ST. LOUIS -- Greg Maddux won his 13th straight Gold Glove, and St. Louis Cardinals players won four of the nine National League awards Thursday.

Maddux, who extended his own NL record for pitchers, moved within three of the overall record, held by Jim Kaat. Maddux, who has won 10 of his Gold Gloves with the Atlanta Braves, became a free agent after the World Series.

Cardinals second baseman Fernando Vina, shortstop Edgar Renteria, third baseman Scott Rolen and outfielder Jim Edmonds all were winners.

Edmonds has won three straight NL Gold Gloves after winning three in the AL with Anaheim. Vina repeated at second base, and Rolen, acquired from Philadelphia during the season, won for the third straight year and fourth time overall. Renteria replaced Montreal's Orlando Cabrera at shortstop.

Houston's Brad Ausmus repeated at catcher, and Colorado's Todd Helton repeated at first base.

Edmonds was joined in the outfield by Colorado's Larry Walker, who won his seventh Gold Glove, and Atlanta's Andruw Jones, who won his fifth in a row.

Vina and Renteria get $100,000 bonuses, Edmonds and Walker get $50,000 each, and Ausmus and Helton receive $25,000.

Gold Gloves, presented since 1957 by St. Louis-based Rawlings, are voted on by managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. They may not select players on their own teams, and they vote only for players in their own league.

AL winners were announced Wednesday.


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