Friday, November 6, 2015

This Day in Major League Baseball History 11/6: Maddux is Gold

Surprisingly there was zero notable New York Yankees news on this day in history so I figured I would hit the high spots across Major League Baseball. Enjoy.

On this day in 2007 Greg Maddux broke a tie with Brooks Robinson and Jim Kaat when he won his 17th Gold Glove of his career. The 41 year old future Hall of Fame pitcher spent the 2007 season with the San Diego Padres and had won the award every season since 1990 with the exception of 2003 when the Braves Mike Hampton won the award.

Also on this day in 2007 in a 25-5 vote Instant Replay in a limited basis was approved by Major League Baseball. Replay was initially used to take a second look at home runs before it was expanded to the current state we see today.

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