November 1, 2005 -- After being shut out for the first eight years of his career, Derek Jeter has won his second straight Gold Glove, The Post has learned.
According to multiple industry sources, the announcement that Jeter is the AL Gold Glove winner will be made today.
Jeter, whose .979 fielding percentage was second to the Angels' Orlando Cabrera's .988 among AL shortstops, was voted the winner by AL coaches. Jeter's fielding percentage was ninth among major league shortstops.
Jeter's 2005 rankings among AL Shortstops (10 players qualified): 2nd in RF, 5th in ZR. He also had 6 defensive Win Shares, good for 6th among AL shortstops. In other words, he had a pretty good year defensively, though not great. I may have gone with Uribe.