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Three Cardinals Win Gold Glove Awards

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Scott Rolen (l) and Jim Edmonds (r) both picked up their fifth straight Gold Glove awards. (UPI photos)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Three Cardinals players got Gold Glove awards on Wednesday for their great defensive play this year.

Outfielder Jim Edmonds won his fifth straight and seventh overall Gold Glove. Third baseman Scott Rolen also got his fifth straight and sixth overall. Catcher Mike Matheny picked up his second straight and third overall.

Managers and coaches throughout the league pick the Gold Glove winners, though they're not allowed to pick players on their own teams.

All three of the Cardinals earned $50,000 bonuses for the honor.

Gold Gloves have been presented since 1957 by Rawlings.

2004 Gold Glove Winners:
Pitcher - Greg Maddux, Cubs
Catcher - Mike Matheny, Cardinals
1st base - Todd Helton, Rockies
2nd base - Luis Castillo, Marlins
3rd base - Scott Rolen, Cardinals
Shortstop - Cesar Izturis, Dodgers
Outfield - Jim Edmonds, Cardinals
Outfield - Steve Finley, Dodgers
Outfield: Andruw Jones, Braves

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