Jimmy Rollins has been awarded his a 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the National League Shortstop position, an accolade that is given annually to players in Major League Baseball, that have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position, as voted by the managers and coaches in each league. Rollins, who lead the National League with a .978 fielding percentage throughout most of the year, beat out Zack Cozart, Ian Desmond, and Jose Reyes for the award.
This is Rollins’ fourth Gold Glove Award, as he received his previous three in consecutive seasons from 2007-2009.
Rollins, now with four Gold Gloves, places third behind Mike Schmidt (10) and Garry Maddox (8) among Phillies with most Gold Glove awards all-time.
Rollins was excited as anyone to receive his fourth Gold Glove, as shown below is his reaction on Twitter.
Photo 1: Bleacher Report
Photo 2: Twitter