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10/06/09 8:34 AM EST

Hall of Fame wants Kouzmanoff's glove

Set season record for fielding percentage by NL third baseman

Cooperstown is getting Kevin Kouzmanoff's glove. But it isn't getting the glove.

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.