R.A. Dickey won his first Gold Glove today to go along with his Fielding Bible Award meaning the second most important piece of hardware in baseball goes to the Blue Jays (not really). It also happens to be Dickey's birthday today so that's a nice little present for the knuckleballer. Although his pitching line that included an ERA of 4.21 and a FIP of 4.58 wasn't too pretty to look at, his defense (which included 7 defensive runs saved) made up for some of it. The news was confirmed on Rawling's twitter page:
This is the 23rd Gold Glove in Blue Jays history, with the most recent one going to Vernon Wells in 2006. Surprisingly enough, this is the first ever Gold Glove awarded to a Blue Jays pitcher so this season wasn't a complete failure!
Shortstops: Andrelton Simmons and J.J. Hardy
Pitchers: Adam Wainwright and R.A. Dickey
Here's some highlights of Dickey's defensive campaign:
Congratulations to R.A. Dickey and happy birthday!