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Didi Gregorius wins ABL's Golden Glove
02/11/2011 10:07 AM ET
 (Photo by Ben Southall (SMP Images))
Just one day before the 2011 Delta Air Lines Australian Baseball League Championship Series gets underway, Canberra Cavalry shortstop Didi Gregorius has been named the Golden Glove winner of the year.

The ABL's Golden Glove is awarded to the player judged to have made the biggest contribution in the field throughout the season.

The Amsterdam, Netherlands, born Gregorius recently played in the United States for teams affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds and proved to be an important part of Canberra's line-up this season.

While the Cavalry struggled for offense - they ranked sixth in terms of batting average and runs scored - the team stayed in contention for the Playoffs till the end of the regular season with their defence keeping them competitive in many games.

Gregorius won the award over Perth catcher Allan de San Miguel and Adelaide's Stefan Welch.

The season comes to its climax from Friday 11 February when the 'Alcohol Think Again' Perth Heat hosts the Adelaide 'ETSA' Bite in Game 1 of the Delta Air Lines ABL Championship Series at Barbagallo Ballpark in Perth.

The best-of-three series will be shown live on FOX SPORTS.

ABL awards are decided by the submission of votes by all ABL coaches, plus selected media, scouts and staff who have closely followed the ABL season.

Golden Glove: Didi Gregorius (Canberra) - 43 votes; Allan de San Miguel (Perth) - 39 votes; Stefan Welch (Adelaide) - 38 votes.

Delta Air Lines ABL Championship Series

@ Barbagallo Ballpark, Perth
Game 1: Friday 11 February - 4.00pm local; 7.00pm EDST on FOX SPORTS 3HD & FOX SPORTS 3

Game 2: Saturday 12 February - 4.00pm local; 7.00pm EDST on FOX SPORTS 1HD & FOX SPORTS 1

Game 3 (if required): Sunday 13 February - 12pm local; 3.00pm EDST on FOX SPORTS 3HD & FOX SPORTS 3

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.