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Cardinals dominate NL Gold Gloves; Maddux's streak ended

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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - For a second straight year, St. Louis dominated the NL Gold Glove Award voting, as four earned honors for defensive excellence. Third baseman , shortstop , outfielder and catcher captured Gold Gloves. Last year it was Renteria, Edmonds, Rolen and second baseman picking up the defensive honors for St. Louis.

The

Atlanta

and Florida



each had

two Gold

Glove representatives. lefthander picked up his first Gold Glove and ended teammate 's run of 13 straight in the pitcher's spot. Pitcher Jim Kaat holds the all-time record with 16 Gold Gloves.

Atlanta outfielder won his sixth consecutive Gold Glove, while first baseman and second baseman picked up their first Gold Glove honors for the World Series champion .

San Francisco outfielder Jr. rounded out the field of Gold Glove winners. Cruz, who had a .994 fielding percentage, is a first-time Gold Glove winner.

Hampton had a .985 fielding percentage, committing one error in 68 chances. He also had two home runs and eight RBI and was named a Silver Slugger winner last week.

Jones committed just three errors in 401 total chances for a .993 fielding percentage.

Edmonds notched his sixth Gold Glove, including his fourth in the National League.

Rolen now

has five

Gold Gloves,

including four

straight. Renteria and Matheny each have two Gold Gloves. Matheny was the only major league catcher with a perfect fielding percentage.

The awards, presented since 1957 by Rawlings, are voted on by managers and coaches. The voters may not select players on their own teams, and can vote only for players in their own league.

The American League winners were announced Tuesday with four leading the way, as first baseman , outfielders and , and second baseman were honored for their outstanding fielding.

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