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Celebrate the 2014 AL Gold Glove winners with these amazing plays

Celebrate the 2014 AL Gold Glove winners

Did you know most love poetry was originally written for defensive highlights? It's true. The original text for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee" was as follows: 

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
That your glove can reach when feeling for out of sight line drives."

Given that Tuesday was the most romantic day of the year thanks to the awarding of the 2014 Gold Glove Awards, come celebrate the American League winners with the loveliest thing of all: Highlights in GIF form.

P: Dallas Keuchel

Not only could Keuchel make some sharp plays on his own:

Keuchel throw

But he knows how to make assists, too:

Keuchel assists

C: Salvador Perez

Wondering how the Royals won their first AL Pennant in 29 years? Look no further than their amazing defense. (Seriously. Prepare for a few more Royals on this list.)

Perez throw

1B: Eric Hosmer

Hosmer's defense was sparkling at first: 

Eric Hosmer

At least when his glove was cooperating


2B: Dustin Pedroia

Though Pedroia may have struggled with injuries in 2014, they certainly didn't stop him in the field:


3B: Kyle Seager

Fun fact: Bob Seger's "Night Moves" syncs almost perfectly with this highlight: 


SS: J.J. Hardy

Make that three consecutive Gold Glove wins for Hardy. (And just a hint, but you may want to start preparing to see some more Orioles names, too.)


LF: Alex Gordon

What was the secret behind Gordon's roughly 15,000 great catches in 2014?


Catch 2

Probably all of his mindful meditation


CF: Adam Jones

Adam Jones stayed busy, too. When he wasn't making catches like this: 


He was pieing people in the face: 


RF: Nick Markakis

Markakis may still be waiting on his first All-Star appearance, but the voters can recognize a killer arm when they see one: 

Markakis throw