November 11, 2009
Ryan Zimmerman has won his first Gold Glove award, earning the honor at third base in the National League. Zimmerman is the first former Cavalier to ever win a Gold Glove and the first Washington National as well.
Zimmerman led the National League in assists, chances, and total put-outs this season. He also boasted a .963 fielding percentage and was one of few bright spots for a Washington club that finished with the worst record in baseball. In just his fourth season, Zimmerman has become the face of the Nationals' franchise and signed a five year contract at the beginning of the 2009 season.
The former Wahoo is also just the fourth former ACC player to win a Gold Glove.