Nov. 6, 2007
St. Louis, MO - Former Cal State Fullerton and current Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder Aaron Rowand was named a National League Rawling's Gold Glove winner Tuesday afternoon by the sporting good company in conjunction with Major League Baseball.
The Gold Glove is awarded by Rawlings recognizing the importance of superior individual fielding performance to the advancement of baseball as America's national game.
A fourth outfielder was added to this year's team due to a tie in the voting process which is conducted by the Major League managers and coaches.
Rowand, a star outfielder for the Titans from 1996-98, was one of five first-time award winners for the National League in 2008, joining Russell Martin (LAD), David Wright (NYM), Jimmy Rollins (PHI), and Jeff Francoeur (ATL) on the 10-man squad.
The Phillies center fielder shared the highest fielding percentage among center fielders in the National League with Atlanta's Andruw Jones at .995 committing just two errors all season.
Rowand, becomes the second Titan to win the coveted fielding award, joining Tim Wallach who garnered three awards (1985, 88, 90) over his 17-year big league career.
2007 National League Gold Glove Team:
Greg Maddux, SD (17th)
Andruw Jones, ATL (10th)
Derek Lee, CHC (3rd)
Orlando Hudson, ARI (3rd)
Carlos Beltran, NYM (2nd)
Aaron Rowand, PHI (1st)
David Wright, NYM (1st)
Russell Martin, LAD (1st)
Jimmy Rollins, PHI (1st)
Jeff Francoeur, ATL (1st)