JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Albert Pujols, not Ike Davis, has won the 2010 N.L. Gold Glove award for first basemen.

Davis, the New York Mets rookie, was considered a strong contender for the award despite being a first-year player. The 23-year-old made several highlight-reel catches during the season and led all National League first baseman in UZR, a complicated statistic that tries to measure how many runs a fielder’s efforts prevented vs. allowed.

Davis drew so much attention for his head-over-heels catches into the dugout that his former minor-league team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, issued a bobble-head doll showing Davis upside down.

The Gold Glove award was the second for Pujols, who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. He also won the award in 2006.