By C. Trent Rosecrans

With four Gold Gloves under his belt, Brandon Phillips can now add to his legacy in the field, as Elias Sports Bureau reports he has now taken the all-time lead in fielding percentage by a National League second baseman. Phillips’ .990 career fielding percentage in the National League tops Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, whose career fielding percentage was .989.

Phillips’ overall fielding percentage at second base is .988, having played parts of four seasons in Cleveland before being traded to the Reds at the start of the 2006 season.

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