10/06/09 8:34 AM EST
Hall of Fame wants Kouzmanoff's glove
Set season record for fielding percentage by NL third baseman
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
A day after the Padres' third baseman set a single-season record for National League third basemen with a .990 fielding percentage, the National Baseball Hall of Fame asked Kouzmanoff if he would donate a glove that he used at some point during the season.
To that, Kouzmanoff replied by telling the team, "I have to pick the glove. They aren't getting my gamer!"
Kouzmanoff committed only three errors in 311 total chances at third base this year, breaking the old fielding-percentage mark of .987, set by Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla in 2004.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.