Placido Polanco of Detroit breaks record for second basemen, going 144 games without an error Print
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Monday, 13 August 2007 16:22
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 DETROIT (AP) -Placido Polanco of the Detroit Tigers set a major league record for second baseman by playing his 144th straight game without an error in a 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
``I have to really thank the organization for giving me the opportunity to be the second baseman and play every day,'' said Polanco, whose last error was July 1, 2006, at Pittsburgh.
The Tigers acquired Polanco during the 2005 season from Philadelphia for reliever Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez, making him their everyday second baseman and clearing the way for Chase Utley to start every day for the Phillies.
Polanco was the AL championship series MVP last season, helping Detroit reach the World Series for the first time since 1984.
``He's like an old shoe - not the prettiest, but real comfortable,'' Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Luis Castillo held the previous mark for second basemen with 143 errorless games from May 30, 2006, to June 5, 2007, while playing for the Minnesota Twins. The major league record for consecutive errorless games by any infielder is 193, set by Steve Garvey.
Oakland's Mark Ellis played his 77th straight game without an error, extending the franchise record for a second baseman. Ellis said Polanco's feat was impressive, adding he is one of his favorite players to watch.
``He can be in the outfield making a relay throw and make an error,'' Ellis said. ``To go that long without making an error, it shows his consistency. You know how consistent an offensive player he is, but that shows he's consistent defensively, too.''
 

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