A Look Back at the Latter Part of Chase Headley's Gold Glove Season (Complete With GIFs!)

Norm Hall

Taking a look at some of the defensive plays that helped Headley earn his first ever Gold Glove.

Chase Headley had a stellar year overall, but the last couple months of the season were especially outstanding. He earned himself National League Player of the Month honors in August and September and even kept himself in the talks for MVP. Despite a weak end to the Padres' playoff race in September, Headley continued to impress with his bat and his glove. He sealed the NL RBI title in the final series of the season. But despite what many may think, he didn't win the award based on offense alone. Here's a look at just some of his Gold-Glove-caliber defense in the latter part of the season.

August 8th vs. Cubs: Chase makes an effortless grab at third and then throws to Yonder Alonso at first for the line drive double play.

August 25th vs Diamondbacks: Three-parter. First, Chase snags the ball at third and throws to Yasmani Grandal. Then Grandal throws it back to him and he tags out Miguel Montero. Finally, Chase fires to Alexi Amarista at second to complete the double play.

August 26th vs. Diamondbacks: Chase dives to rob Aaron Hill of a base hit.

September 20th @ Diamondbacks: Chase makes an awesome play around Clayton Richard to retire Miguel Montero.

September 25th vs. Dodgers: Teamwork! Chase makes a heads-up play and throws to Everth Cabrera to retire Matt Kemp. This is probably my favorite play of the year. Shows what an intelligent/aware player Chase is. Did you know he was valedictorian of his high school?

September 29th vs. Giants: Chase makes a nice grab and fires to first to rob Angel Pagan of what probably would've been an extra-base hit.

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