The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right fielder Mookie Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and second baseman Ian Kinsler receiving honors Sunday night.
Betts won the award for the third straight year while leading all major league right fielders with 20 defensive runs saved. Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award.
On Saturday, Alex Cora, carrying the World Series trophy with him, arrived in his hometown of Caguas Puerto Rico, joined by Red Sox players. The manager got a hero’s welcome, starting with a greeting by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló at the airport. Cora was joined by Price, Eduardo Rodriguez and Christian Vazquez, among others.
It was a day of joy, pride and celebration for the island of Puerto Rico, a day that simultaneously inspired dreams while proving that the island, even damaged, was on the rebound from the impact of Hurricane Maria.