NEW YORK (Ticker) - Only four teams were represented Wednesday when the National League Gold Glove Award winners were announced.
The St. Louis Cardinals had four players honored while the World Series champion Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves had two apiece and the San Francisco Giants added one.
The Cardinals took the three most important defensive spots on the field, with catcher Mike Matheny, shortstop Edgar Renteria and center fielder Jim Edmonds being honored, along with teammate Scott Rolen at third base.
The Marlins occupied the right side of the infield - Derrek Lee at first base and Luis Castillo at second.
Braves center fielder Andruw Jones captured another Gold Glove while teammate Mike Hampton won the pitching honor, denying Greg Maddux - another Brave - his 14th straight award.
San Francisco Giants right fielder Jose Cruz Jr. rounded out the team. Cruz was second in the NL with 18 outfield assists, but his dropped fly ball in Game Three of the Division Series cost the Giants against the Marlins.
Like Hampton, Matheny also ended a streak, with Florida's Ivan Rodriguez seeking his 11th consecutive award. He won 10 in a row with the Texas Rangers, tying Johnny Bench's record for catchers.
It was the first Gold Glove for Lee, Castillo, Cruz and Hampton. Jones and Edmonds both collected their sixth, Rolen earned his fifth and Renteria and Matheny received their second.