Thursday Sept. 29, 2011
Posted: 7:45 p.m.
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Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. honored Charlottes Jordan Danks with a Rawlings Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence on Thursday. He was one of nine players honored in the minor leagues.
Danks was honored as the top defensive center fielder. He played 131 games for the Knights and registered 319 putouts and nine assists. He was also credited with three double plays. The only error Danks committed came August 31st versus Durham giving Jordan a .997 fielding percentage for the year and a 2.50 range factor. Danks has committed just two errors for a career .997 fielding percentage n 321 career games in center.
This is a great honor for Jordan. He has not only been a great player for us, but he has volunteered his time in our community through our different initiatives, said Dan Rajkowski, Vice President and General Manager of the Charlotte Knights.
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In case you forgot, Jim Boylen once worked for Rudy Tomjanovich. In fact, the former Rockets coach gave Boylen his NBA start, hiring him as an assistant coach and video coordinator way back in 1992.
Boylen saw first-hand the coaching chops and commitment Tomjanovich displayed as the Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles while Michael Jordan was playing baseball in the mid-1990s. So it's beyond loyalty when Boylen says he believes, like many others, that Tomjanovich belongs in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The organization named Tomjanovich a finalist over All-Star weekend in Chicago.
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"He's deserving," Boylen said. "I don't know why he's not in there yet. It doesn't make sense to me. Two championships, a gold medal."
That's a reference to Tomjanovich coaching USA Basketball's gold-medal winning team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Tomjanovich is an occasional visitor to the Advocate Center to watch Boylen.
"What he did with those Rockets teams and his playoff games — sixth seed in '95 — nobody's duplicated that. To win it from the sixth seed, play on the road like we did," Boylen said. "He has an unbelievable record in elimination games, which I think is a true test of your coaching and being able to communicate your message. I think he's getting in."
Does Boylen possess inside information?
"No," Boylen said, smiling. "He's due."
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