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Best Giants Player San Francisco 2007 - Omar Vizquel

Readers' Choice: Barry Bonds
He turned 40 in April, but we like to call him Ageless Omar. Last season, his 18th in the Major Leagues, he batted .295 and collected 171 hits, the third-highest total of his career. And as he has every year since breaking into the bigs in 1989, Vizquel made the expanse between second base and third base the place where ground balls go to die. An amateur painter and sculptor, he wielded his shortstop's glove as if it were a brush and the infield his canvas, turning sure hits into certain outs. In committing only four errors all season long, Vizquel earned his 11th Gold Glove, leaving him just two shy of the all-time mark held by the wizard of shortstops, Ozzie Smith. Given that he looks as lithe and nimble as he did as a 22-year-old rookie, the smart money says that come 2009, the record will belong to Ageless Omar.
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