This day in baseball

In 1962, Ken Hubbs, a rookie infielder for the Cubs, was selected as the Gold Glove winner at the second base position.  It was the first time in Major League that a rookie won the fielding award.  In addition to the Gold Glove, Hubbs also won the National League Rookie of the Year award.  He was considered the best defensive second baseman of his time, until his tragic death in a plane crash in 1964.

Photo source: Sports Illustrated

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