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Comments from 2010 Golden Glove Award Ceremony

by on Nov.29, 2010 @ 10:47 pm, under NPB

The 2010 Golden Glove Awards were handed out earlier today.

Comments from the players from various media sites:

Kenji Jojima, C (HAN)*: I take my fielding very seriously so I was very pleased by winning this award. (Nikkan Sports)

Keiichi Hirano, 2B (HAN): This is like a dream since it was the furthest from my mind.  I'm feel honored. (Nikkan Sports)

Shinya Miyamoto, 3B (YAK)+: I figure I have a year or two left in the tank and so I'd like to try my best to win this award at least one more time. (Nikkan Sports)

Norichika Aoki, OF (YAK): I just need to keep working hard.  I'll do my best to continue focusing on my fielding. (Nikkan Sports)

Masato Akamatsu, OF (HIR): The "super" catch must have helped.  I'm happy.  I feel like this is a dream. (Nikkan Sports)

Kenta Maeda, P (HIR): I'm pretty good at fielding bunts and pick-offs so it was nice being selected. (Sanpo)

Motohiro Shima, C (RAK): I didn't think the numbers were good enough and I was on a last place team so I was really surprised I was selected.  I'll do my best to throw out more base-runners next season. (Nikkan Sports)

Hiroki Kokubo, 1B (SOF): It's been a while since I've seen a gold-colored glove.  I'm surprised at how different it looks compared to the gold-colored glove I have at home. (Nikkan Sports)

Kensuke Tanaka 2B (HAM): I want to do my best to make sure I win this award again next season. (Nikkan Sports)

Takumi Kuriyama, OF (SEI): I'm really surprised [to have won].  I don't know about tough plays, can't really do them, but I do my best to make sure that I make the players I'm supposed to. (Nikkan Sports)

Hideaki Wakui, P (SEI): I have confidence in my fielding abilities and it makes me happy I was selected.  As a team we fell apart toward the end, but I think it would be nice if I can continue winning this award while I'm an active player. (Nikkan Sports)

* Jojima did not attend, but provided a prepared statement.

+ Sadaharu Oh holds the record for oldest player to win a Golden Glove at  49 years, 5 month.  Miyamoto can surpass the mark if he win the award next season.