Victorino wins third consecutive Gold Glove Award

PHILADELPHIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Wednesday, Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino learned he won the National League Gold Glove Award.

The prestigious award is given each year to players who exhibit superior fielding performances at each position in both the National League and American League.

According to Major League Baseball, Victorino tied for the league lead in assists with eleven. He finished fifth out of 37 qualifying outfielders in fielding percentage with 0.995 and range factor per game with 2.59.

Victorino is the first Phillies outfielder to win three straight Gold Gloves since Garry Maddox won eight consecutive from 1975 to 1982.

He's also the sixth player in franchise history to win three or more Gold Glove Awards, and the only Phillies player to win the award this year.

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