Vizquel Receives 11th Gold Glove

In a season where there wasn't much to cheer for, Omar Vizquel certainly gave fans something to be excited about. His acrobatic moves at shortstop still amaze baseball fans, and he was rewarded with another Gold Glove for showing off his masterful moves on the field in 2006.

In some cases, as something gets older, it becomes better. This isn't the case for most baseball players, but Omar Vizquel has defied that theory.

Vizquel was announced as the 2006 Gold Glove winner for the shortstop position. He became the oldest shortstop to ever win a Gold Glove. Former shortstop Ozzie Smith holds the all-time record with 13 Gold Gloves at that position.

Vizquel made history on his way to the 11th trophy. He set a Giants' franchise record with a .993 fielding percentage, only committing four errors in 599 chances. This is the sixth-best in shortstop history.

On top of winning his 11th Gold Glove, Vizquel also moved into 3rd place on the all-time games played list for shortstop. He's been in 2,427 games. Smith is in 2nd with 2,511 and Luis Aparicio, one of Vizquel's idols, holds the record with 2,581 games.

2006 was the year for Vizquel as a Giant. He also won the Willie Mac Award voted by players and coaches this season, and the media gave him the "Good Guy" award.

Vizquel will be moving into his contract year in 2007.

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