What do Darin Erstad and Placido Polanco have in common that set them apart from all other players in baseball's history?
No, Polly wasn't a college punter for Nebraska like Erstad. Rather, they are the only two that have ever won Gold Gloves at multiple positions. Erstad was a tremendous outfielder and decent at 1st base too (3 GG in his career). Polly picks it well all over the diamond and has won 2 GG at 2nd base in the past and was awarded the GG for 3rd base this year. Baseball-Reference.com credits Erstand with a 14.3 DWAR and Polanco with a 12.1 DWAR for their careers. DWAR = Defensive Wins Above Replacement.
Congrats to Placido Polanco, who with this recognition of his excellent fielding shows that he brings something to the team, because he sure as hell can't hit anymore.