Gold Glove Award

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The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as simply the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). Winners are determined from voting by the managers and coaches in each league,[1] who are not permitted to vote for their own players.[1] Additionally, a sabermetric component provided by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) accounts for approximately 25 percent of the vote.[2]

Gold Glove Award
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Roberto Alomar's 1994 Gold Glove Award
SportBaseball
LeagueMajor League Baseball
Awarded forBest fielding player at each position in the American League and National League
Sponsored byRawlings
Presented byMajor League Baseball
History
First award1957

In 1957, the baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings created the Gold Glove Award to commemorate the best fielding performance at each position.[3] Winners receive a glove made from gold lamé-tanned leather and affixed to a walnut base.[3] In the inaugural year, one Gold Glove was awarded to the top fielder at each position in MLB;[3] since 1958, separate awards have been given to the top fielders in each league.[3] Thus, 18 Gold Gloves are normally awarded annually, one at each of the nine fielding positions for each league.[a] Beginning in 2022, a tenth Gold Glove Award in each league will also be awarded to a utility player.[4]

Since 2016, a Gold Glove is also awarded each year to one fastpitch softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch league.[5]

HistoryEdit

 
Gil Hodges was one of the first Gold Glove recipients, in 1957.

For the first four seasons of the award (1957 to 1960), individual awards were presented to left fielders, center fielders, and right fielders. From 1961 through 2010, the phrase "at each position" was no longer strictly accurate, since the prize was presented to three outfielders irrespective of their specific position.[6] Any combination of outfielders, often three center fielders, could win the award in the same year.[7][8] Critics called for awarding a single Gold Glove for each individual outfield position, arguing that the three outfield positions are not equivalent defensively.[8] Starting in 2011, separate awards for each outfield position were once again presented.[7] In the 1985 American League voting, a tie for third-place resulted in the presentation of Gold Glove Awards to four outfielders (Dwayne Murphy, Gary Pettis, Dwight Evans and Dave Winfield); this scenario was repeated in the National League in 2007 (Andruw Jones, Carlos Beltrán, Aaron Rowand, and Jeff Francoeur).

Before the involvement of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) in the voting process, The Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham said the Fielding Bible Awards "are far more accurate (and accountable)" than the Gold Glove awards since statistics are used along with the opinions of an expert panel. The Gold Gloves are selected by managers and coaches that may have seen a player as few as six times during the season.[9] Bill Chuck of Comcast SportsNet New England wrote that Gold Glove voters frequently counted only errors to determine winners.[10] Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times said the votes for the Gold Gloves rely largely on a player's past reputation.[11] The Associated Press wrote that "some fans have viewed the Gold Gloves as mostly a popularity contest, even suggesting that a player's performance at the plate helped draw extra attention to his glove."[12] After winning the AL Gold Glove at first base in both 1997 and 1998, Rafael Palmeiro won again in 1999 with the Texas Rangers while only appearing in 28 games as a first baseman; he played in 128 games as a designated hitter that season, resulting in a controversy.[10][13][14][15] Derek Jeter, winner of five Gold Gloves, believes that many defensive factors cannot be quantified.[16] In 2013, Rawlings collaborated on the Gold Glove Award with SABR, who provided the SABR Defensive Index (SDI) to add a sabermetric component to the selection process. The index accounted for 25 percent of the vote, while managers and coaches continued to provide the majority.[2] Afterwards, Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated wrote that the Gold Gloves "appear to have significantly closed the gap on their more statistically-driven counterparts."[17] SABR and FiveThirtyEight believed that the impact to the voting results by SDI, which is also included on the voters' ballots, went beyond its own 25% weight and also influenced the managers' and coaches' voting.[18]

 
Brooks Robinson won 16 Gold Gloves, the most of any position player.

The most Gold Gloves ever won by one player is 18 by pitcher Greg Maddux. He won 13 consecutive awards from 1990 to 2002, all in the National League.[19] Brooks Robinson has the most wins for a position player, with 16 Gold Gloves,[20] all at third base, and is tied for the second-highest total overall with pitcher Jim Kaat; both players won their 16 awards consecutively.[21] Iván Rodríguez has won the most Gold Gloves as a catcher, with 13 career awards in the American League.[22] Ozzie Smith has 13 wins at shortstop; he and Rodríguez are tied for the fourth-highest total among all winners.[23] Among outfielders, Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays, who played primarily right field and center field, respectively, are tied for the lead with 12 Gold Gloves.[24][25] Keith Hernandez, the leader at first base, has won 11 times,[26] and Roberto Alomar leads second basemen with 10 wins.[27] Other players with 10 or more wins include shortstop Omar Vizquel (11),[28] catcher Johnny Bench (10),[29] third baseman Mike Schmidt (10),[30] and outfielders Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki, Andruw Jones, and Al Kaline (10 each).[31][32][33][34]

The only player to win Gold Gloves as an infielder and outfielder is Darin Erstad, who won Gold Gloves as an outfielder in 2000 and 2002 and as a first baseman in 2004, all with the Anaheim Angels.[35] The only other player to win Gold Gloves at multiple positions is Plácido Polanco, who won at second base (2007, 2009 AL) and third base (2011 NL).[36] Family pairs to win Gold Gloves include brothers Ken and Clete Boyer (third base),[37][38] brothers Sandy Alomar Jr. (catcher) and Roberto Alomar (second base),[27] Bengie and Yadier Molina (catcher),[39][40] father and son Bobby and Barry Bonds (outfield),[41][42] and father and son Bob (catcher) and Bret Boone (second base).[43][44]

The 2021 St. Louis Cardinals hold the record for most Gold Gloves by a single team in a single season with five.[45]

WinnersEdit

 
Greg Maddux won 18 Gold Gloves, the most of any player.
Key to symbols and headers in player lists
Year Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
1B First baseman (list of winners)
2B Second baseman (list of winners)
3B Third baseman (list of winners)
SS Shortstop (list of winners)
OF Outfielder[b] (list of winners)
C Catcher (list of winners)
P Pitcher (list of winners)
UT Utility player
* or ** Winner of the most Gold Glove Awards at his position (** indicates tie)
  Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Gold Glove winners in the American League, listed by position
Year 1B 2B 3B SS OF OF OF C P UT
1957[c] Gil Hodges  Nellie Fox  Frank Malzone Roy McMillan Minnie Miñoso LF Willie Mays** CF Al Kaline RF Sherm Lollar Bobby Shantz N/A
1958 Vic Power Frank Bolling Frank Malzone Luis Aparicio  Norm SiebernLF Jimmy PiersallCF Al Kaline RF Sherm Lollar Bobby Shantz N/A
1959 Vic Power Nellie Fox  Frank Malzone Luis Aparicio  Minnie Miñoso LF Al Kaline CF Jackie JensenRF Sherm Lollar Bobby Shantz N/A
1960 Vic Power Nellie Fox  Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Minnie Miñoso LF Jim LandisCF Roger MarisRF Earl Battey Bobby Shantz N/A
1961 Vic Power Bobby Richardson Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Jim Landis Al Kaline  Jimmy Piersall Earl Battey Frank Lary N/A
1962 Vic Power Bobby Richardson Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Jim Landis Al Kaline  Mickey Mantle  Earl Battey Jim Kaat  N/A
1963 Vic Power Bobby Richardson Brooks Robinson*  Zoilo Versalles Jim Landis Al Kaline  Carl Yastrzemski  Elston Howard Jim Kaat  N/A
1964 Vic Power Bobby Richardson Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Jim Landis Al Kaline  Vic Davalillo Elston Howard Jim Kaat  N/A
1965 Joe Pepitone Bobby Richardson Brooks Robinson*  Zoilo Versalles Tom Tresh Al Kaline  Carl Yastrzemski  Bill Freehan Jim Kaat  N/A
1966 Joe Pepitone Bobby Knoop Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Tommie Agee Al Kaline  Tony Oliva  Bill Freehan Jim Kaat  N/A
1967 George Scott Bobby Knoop Brooks Robinson*  Jim Fregosi Paul Blair Al Kaline  Carl Yastrzemski  Bill Freehan Jim Kaat  N/A
1968 George Scott Bobby Knoop Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Reggie Smith Mickey Stanley Carl Yastrzemski  Bill Freehan Jim Kaat  N/A
1969 Joe Pepitone Davey Johnson Brooks Robinson*  Mark Belanger Paul Blair Mickey Stanley Carl Yastrzemski  Bill Freehan Jim Kaat  N/A
1970 Jim Spencer Davey Johnson Brooks Robinson*  Luis Aparicio  Paul Blair Mickey Stanley Ken Berry Ray Fosse Jim Kaat  N/A
1971 George Scott Davey Johnson Brooks Robinson*  Mark Belanger Paul Blair Amos Otis Carl Yastrzemski  Ray Fosse Jim Kaat  N/A
1972 George Scott Doug Griffin Brooks Robinson*  Ed Brinkman Paul Blair Bobby Murcer Ken Berry Carlton Fisk  Jim Kaat  N/A
1973 George Scott Bobby Grich Brooks Robinson*  Mark Belanger Paul Blair Amos Otis Mickey Stanley Thurman Munson Jim Kaat  N/A
1974 George Scott Bobby Grich Brooks Robinson*  Mark Belanger Paul Blair Amos Otis Joe Rudi Thurman Munson Jim Kaat  N/A
1975 George Scott Bobby Grich Brooks Robinson*  Mark Belanger Paul Blair Fred Lynn Joe Rudi Thurman Munson Jim Kaat  N/A
1976 George Scott Bobby Grich Aurelio Rodríguez Mark Belanger Dwight Evans Rick Manning Joe Rudi Jim Sundberg Jim Palmer  N/A
1977 Jim Spencer Frank White Graig Nettles Mark Belanger Juan Beníquez Al Cowens Carl Yastrzemski  Jim Sundberg Jim Palmer  N/A
1978 Chris Chambliss Frank White Graig Nettles Mark Belanger Dwight Evans Fred Lynn Rick Miller Jim Sundberg Jim Palmer  N/A
1979 Cecil Cooper Frank White Buddy Bell Rick Burleson Dwight Evans Fred Lynn Sixto Lezcano Jim Sundberg Jim Palmer  N/A
1980 Cecil Cooper Frank White Buddy Bell Alan Trammell  Willie Wilson Fred Lynn Dwayne Murphy Jim Sundberg Mike Norris N/A
1981 Mike Squires Frank White Buddy Bell Alan Trammell  Dwight Evans Rickey Henderson  Dwayne Murphy Jim Sundberg Mike Norris N/A
1982 Eddie Murray  Frank White Buddy Bell Robin Yount  Dwight Evans Dave Winfield  Dwayne Murphy Bob Boone Ron Guidry N/A
1983 Eddie Murray  Lou Whitaker Buddy Bell Alan Trammell  Dwight Evans Dave Winfield  Dwayne Murphy Lance Parrish Ron Guidry N/A
1984 Eddie Murray  Lou Whitaker Buddy Bell Alan Trammell  Dwight Evans Dave Winfield  Dwayne Murphy Lance Parrish Ron Guidry N/A
1985 Don Mattingly Lou Whitaker George Brett  Alfredo Griffin Dwight Evans Dave Winfield  &
Gary Pettis
Dwayne Murphy Lance Parrish Ron Guidry N/A
1986 Don Mattingly Frank White Gary Gaetti Tony Fernández Kirby Puckett  Gary Pettis Jesse Barfield Bob Boone Ron Guidry N/A
1987 Don Mattingly Frank White Gary Gaetti Tony Fernández Kirby Puckett  Dave Winfield  Jesse Barfield Bob Boone Mark Langston N/A
1988 Don Mattingly Harold Reynolds Gary Gaetti Tony Fernández Kirby Puckett  Gary Pettis Devon White Bob Boone Mark Langston N/A
1989 Don Mattingly Harold Reynolds Gary Gaetti Tony Fernández Kirby Puckett  Gary Pettis Devon White Bob Boone Bret Saberhagen N/A
1990 Mark McGwire Harold Reynolds Kelly Gruber Ozzie Guillén Gary Pettis Ellis Burks Ken Griffey Jr.  Sandy Alomar Jr. Mike Boddicker N/A
1991 Don Mattingly Roberto Alomar*  Robin Ventura Cal Ripken Jr.  Kirby Puckett  Devon White Ken Griffey Jr.  Tony Peña Mark Langston N/A
1992 Don Mattingly Roberto Alomar*  Robin Ventura Cal Ripken Jr.  Kirby Puckett  Devon White Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mark Langston N/A
1993 Don Mattingly Roberto Alomar*  Robin Ventura Omar Vizquel Kenny Lofton Devon White Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mark Langston N/A
1994 Don Mattingly Roberto Alomar*  Wade Boggs  Omar Vizquel Kenny Lofton Devon White Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mark Langston N/A
1995 J. T. Snow Roberto Alomar*  Wade Boggs  Omar Vizquel Kenny Lofton Devon White Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mark Langston N/A
1996 J. T. Snow Roberto Alomar*  Robin Ventura Omar Vizquel Kenny Lofton Jay Buhner Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mike Mussina  N/A
1997 Rafael Palmeiro Chuck Knoblauch Matt Williams Omar Vizquel Bernie Williams Jim Edmonds Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mike Mussina  N/A
1998 Rafael Palmeiro Roberto Alomar*  Robin Ventura Omar Vizquel Bernie Williams Jim Edmonds Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mike Mussina  N/A
1999 Rafael Palmeiro Roberto Alomar*  Scott Brosius Omar Vizquel Bernie Williams Shawn Green Ken Griffey Jr.  Iván Rodríguez*  Mike Mussina  N/A
2000 John Olerud Roberto Alomar*  Travis Fryman Omar Vizquel Bernie Williams Jermaine Dye Darin Erstad Iván Rodríguez*  Kenny Rogers N/A
2001 Doug Mientkiewicz Roberto Alomar*  Eric Chavez Omar Vizquel Torii Hunter Mike Cameron Ichiro Suzuki Iván Rodríguez*  Mike Mussina  N/A
2002 John Olerud Bret Boone Eric Chavez Alex Rodriguez Torii Hunter Darin Erstad Ichiro Suzuki Bengie Molina Kenny Rogers N/A
2003 John Olerud Bret Boone Eric Chavez Alex Rodriguez Torii Hunter Mike Cameron Ichiro Suzuki Bengie Molina Mike Mussina  N/A
2004 Darin Erstad Bret Boone Eric Chavez Derek Jeter  Torii Hunter Vernon Wells Ichiro Suzuki Iván Rodríguez*  Kenny Rogers N/A
2005 Mark Teixeira Orlando Hudson Eric Chavez Derek Jeter  Torii Hunter Vernon Wells Ichiro Suzuki Jason Varitek Kenny Rogers N/A
2006 Mark Teixeira Mark Grudzielanek Eric Chavez Derek Jeter  Torii Hunter Vernon Wells Ichiro Suzuki Iván Rodríguez*  Kenny Rogers N/A
2007 Kevin Youkilis Plácido Polanco Adrián Beltré Orlando Cabrera Torii Hunter Grady Sizemore Ichiro Suzuki Iván Rodríguez*  Johan Santana N/A
2008 Carlos Peña Dustin Pedroia Adrián Beltré Michael Young Torii Hunter Grady Sizemore Ichiro Suzuki Joe Mauer Mike Mussina  N/A
2009 Mark Teixeira Plácido Polanco Evan Longoria Derek Jeter  Torii Hunter Adam Jones Ichiro Suzuki Joe Mauer Mark Buehrle N/A
2010 Mark Teixeira Robinson Canó Evan Longoria Derek Jeter  Carl Crawford Franklin Gutiérrez Ichiro Suzuki Joe Mauer Mark Buehrle N/A
2011 Adrián González Dustin Pedroia Adrián Beltré Erick Aybar Alex GordonLF Jacoby EllsburyCF Nick MarkakisRF Matt Wieters Mark Buehrle N/A
2012 Mark Teixeira Robinson Canó Adrián Beltré J. J. Hardy Alex GordonLF Adam JonesCF Josh ReddickRF Matt Wieters Jeremy Hellickson &
Jake Peavy
N/A
2013 Eric Hosmer Dustin Pedroia Manny Machado J. J. Hardy Alex GordonLF Adam JonesCF Shane Victorino RF Salvador Pérez R. A. Dickey N/A
2014 Eric Hosmer Dustin Pedroia Kyle Seager J. J. Hardy Alex GordonLF Adam JonesCF Nick MarkakisRF Salvador Pérez Dallas Keuchel N/A
2015 Eric Hosmer José Altuve Manny Machado Alcides Escobar Yoenis CéspedesLF Kevin KiermaierCF Kole CalhounRF Salvador Pérez Dallas Keuchel N/A
2016 Mitch Moreland Ian Kinsler Adrián Beltré Francisco Lindor Brett GardnerLF Kevin KiermaierCF Mookie BettsRF Salvador Pérez Dallas Keuchel N/A
2017 Eric Hosmer Brian Dozier Evan Longoria Andrelton Simmons Alex GordonLF Byron BuxtonCF Mookie BettsRF Martín Maldonado Marcus Stroman N/A
2018 Matt Olson Ian Kinsler Matt Chapman Andrelton Simmons Alex GordonLF Jackie Bradley Jr.CF Mookie BettsRF Salvador Pérez Dallas Keuchel N/A
2019 Matt Olson Yolmer Sánchez Matt Chapman Francisco Lindor Alex GordonLF Kevin KiermaierCF Mookie BettsRF Roberto Pérez Mike Leake N/A
2020 Evan White César Hernández Isiah Kiner-Falefa J. P. Crawford Alex GordonLF Luis RobertCF Joey GalloRF Roberto Pérez Griffin Canning N/A
2021 Yuli Gurriel Marcus Semien Matt Chapman Carlos Correa Andrew BenintendiLF Michael A. TaylorCF Joey GalloRF Sean Murphy Dallas Keuchel N/A
Gold Glove winners in the National League, listed by position
Year 1B 2B 3B SS OF OF OF C P UT
1957[c] Gil Hodges  Nellie Fox  Frank Malzone Roy McMillan Minnie Miñoso LF Willie Mays** CF Al Kaline RF Sherm Lollar Bobby Shantz N/A
1958 Gil Hodges  Bill Mazeroski  Ken Boyer Roy McMillan Frank Robinson LF Willie Mays** CF Hank Aaron RF Del Crandall Harvey Haddix N/A
1959 Gil Hodges  Charlie Neal Ken Boyer Roy McMillan Jackie BrandtLF Willie Mays** CF Hank Aaron RF Del Crandall Harvey Haddix N/A
1960 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ken Boyer Ernie Banks  Wally MoonLF Willie Mays** CF Hank Aaron RF Del Crandall Harvey Haddix N/A
1961 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ken Boyer Maury Wills Vada Pinson Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Johnny Roseboro Bobby Shantz N/A
1962 Bill White Ken Hubbs Jim Davenport Maury Wills Bill Virdon Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Del Crandall Bobby Shantz N/A
1963 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ken Boyer Bobby Wine Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Johnny Edwards Bobby Shantz N/A
1964 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ron Santo  Rubén Amaro Sr. Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Johnny Edwards Bobby Shantz N/A
1965 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ron Santo  Leo Cárdenas Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Joe Torre  Bob Gibson  N/A
1966 Bill White Bill Mazeroski  Ron Santo  Gene Alley Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Johnny Roseboro Bob Gibson  N/A
1967 Wes Parker Bill Mazeroski  Ron Santo  Gene Alley Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Randy Hundley Bob Gibson  N/A
1968 Wes Parker Glenn Beckert Ron Santo  Dal Maxvill Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Willie Mays**  Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1969 Wes Parker Félix Millán Clete Boyer Don Kessinger Curt Flood Roberto Clemente**  Pete Rose Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1970 Wes Parker Tommy Helms Doug Rader Don Kessinger Tommie Agee Roberto Clemente**  Pete Rose Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1971 Wes Parker Tommy Helms Doug Rader Bud Harrelson Willie Davis Roberto Clemente**  Bobby Bonds Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1972 Wes Parker Félix Millán Doug Rader Larry Bowa Willie Davis Roberto Clemente**  César Cedeño Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1973 Mike Jorgensen Joe Morgan  Doug Rader Roger Metzger Willie Davis Bobby Bonds César Cedeño Johnny Bench  Bob Gibson  N/A
1974 Steve Garvey Joe Morgan  Doug Rader Dave Concepción César Gerónimo Bobby Bonds César Cedeño Johnny Bench  Andy Messersmith N/A
1975 Steve Garvey Joe Morgan  Ken Reitz Dave Concepción César Gerónimo Garry Maddox César Cedeño Johnny Bench  Andy Messersmith N/A
1976 Steve Garvey Joe Morgan  Mike Schmidt  Dave Concepción César Gerónimo Garry Maddox César Cedeño Johnny Bench  Jim Kaat  N/A
1977 Steve Garvey Joe Morgan  Mike Schmidt  Dave Concepción César Gerónimo Garry Maddox Dave Parker Johnny Bench  Jim Kaat  N/A
1978 Keith Hernandez* Davey Lopes Mike Schmidt  Larry Bowa Ellis Valentine Garry Maddox Dave Parker Bob Boone Phil Niekro  N/A
1979 Keith Hernandez* Manny Trillo Mike Schmidt  Dave Concepción Dave Winfield  Garry Maddox Dave Parker Bob Boone Phil Niekro  N/A
1980 Keith Hernandez* Doug Flynn Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dave Winfield  Garry Maddox Andre Dawson  Gary Carter  Phil Niekro  N/A
1981 Keith Hernandez* Manny Trillo Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dusty Baker Garry Maddox Andre Dawson  Gary Carter  Steve Carlton  N/A
1982 Keith Hernandez* Manny Trillo Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dale Murphy Garry Maddox Andre Dawson  Gary Carter  Phil Niekro  N/A
1983 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dale Murphy Willie McGee Andre Dawson  Tony Peña Phil Niekro  N/A
1984 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dale Murphy Bob Dernier Andre Dawson  Tony Peña Joaquín Andújar N/A
1985 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Tim Wallach Ozzie Smith*  Dale Murphy Willie McGee Andre Dawson  Tony Peña Rick Reuschel N/A
1986 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Mike Schmidt  Ozzie Smith*  Dale Murphy Willie McGee Tony Gwynn  Jody Davis Fernando Valenzuela N/A
1987 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Terry Pendleton Ozzie Smith*  Eric Davis Andre Dawson  Tony Gwynn  Mike LaValliere Rick Reuschel N/A
1988 Keith Hernandez* Ryne Sandberg  Tim Wallach Ozzie Smith*  Eric Davis Andre Dawson  Andy Van Slyke Benito Santiago Orel Hershiser N/A
1989 Andrés Galarraga Ryne Sandberg  Terry Pendleton Ozzie Smith*  Eric Davis Tony Gwynn  Andy Van Slyke Benito Santiago Ron Darling N/A
1990 Andrés Galarraga Ryne Sandberg  Tim Wallach Ozzie Smith*  Barry Bonds Tony Gwynn  Andy Van Slyke Benito Santiago Greg Maddux*  N/A
1991 Will Clark Ryne Sandberg  Matt Williams Ozzie Smith*  Barry Bonds Tony Gwynn  Andy Van Slyke Tom Pagnozzi Greg Maddux*  N/A
1992 Mark Grace José Lind Terry Pendleton Ozzie Smith*  Barry Bonds Larry Walker  Andy Van Slyke Tom Pagnozzi Greg Maddux*  N/A
1993 Mark Grace Robby Thompson Matt Williams Jay Bell Barry Bonds Larry Walker  Marquis Grissom Kirt Manwaring Greg Maddux*  N/A
1994 Jeff Bagwell  Craig Biggio  Matt Williams Barry Larkin  Barry Bonds Darren Lewis Marquis Grissom Tom Pagnozzi Greg Maddux*  N/A
1995 Mark Grace Craig Biggio  Ken Caminiti Barry Larkin  Raúl Mondesí Steve Finley Marquis Grissom Charles Johnson Greg Maddux*  N/A
1996 Mark Grace Craig Biggio  Ken Caminiti Barry Larkin  Barry Bonds Steve Finley Marquis Grissom Charles Johnson Greg Maddux*  N/A
1997 J. T. Snow Craig Biggio  Ken Caminiti Rey Ordóñez Barry Bonds Larry Walker  Raúl Mondesí Charles Johnson Greg Maddux*  N/A
1998 J. T. Snow Bret Boone Scott Rolen Rey Ordóñez Barry Bonds Larry Walker  Andruw Jones Charles Johnson Greg Maddux*  N/A
1999 J. T. Snow Pokey Reese Robin Ventura Rey Ordóñez Steve Finley Larry Walker  Andruw Jones Mike Lieberthal Greg Maddux*  N/A
2000 J. T. Snow Pokey Reese Scott Rolen Neifi Pérez Steve Finley Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Mike Matheny Greg Maddux*  N/A
2001 Todd Helton Fernando Viña Scott Rolen Orlando Cabrera Larry Walker  Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Brad Ausmus Greg Maddux*  N/A
2002 Todd Helton Fernando Viña Scott Rolen Édgar Rentería Larry Walker  Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Brad Ausmus Greg Maddux*  N/A
2003 Derrek Lee Luis Castillo Scott Rolen Édgar Rentería José Cruz Jr. Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Mike Matheny Mike Hampton N/A
2004 Todd Helton Luis Castillo Scott Rolen César Izturis Steve Finley Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Mike Matheny Greg Maddux*  N/A
2005 Derrek Lee Luis Castillo Mike Lowell Omar Vizquel Bobby Abreu Jim Edmonds Andruw Jones Mike Matheny Greg Maddux*  N/A
2006 Albert Pujols Orlando Hudson Scott Rolen Omar Vizquel Mike Cameron Carlos Beltrán Andruw Jones Brad Ausmus Greg Maddux*  N/A
2007 Derrek Lee Orlando Hudson David Wright Jimmy Rollins Aaron Rowand &
Jeff Francoeur
Carlos Beltrán Andruw Jones Russell Martin Greg Maddux*  N/A
2008 Adrián González Brandon Phillips David Wright Jimmy Rollins Nate McLouth Carlos Beltrán Shane Victorino Yadier Molina Greg Maddux*  N/A
2009 Adrián González Orlando Hudson Ryan Zimmerman Jimmy Rollins Michael Bourn Matt Kemp Shane Victorino Yadier Molina Adam Wainwright N/A
2010 Albert Pujols Brandon Phillips Scott Rolen Troy Tulowitzki Michael Bourn Carlos González Shane Victorino Yadier Molina Bronson Arroyo N/A
2011 Joey Votto Brandon Phillips Plácido Polanco Troy Tulowitzki Gerardo ParraLF Matt KempCF Andre EthierRF Yadier Molina Clayton Kershaw N/A
2012 Adam LaRoche Darwin Barney Chase Headley Jimmy Rollins Carlos GonzálezLF Andrew McCutchenCF Jason HeywardRF Yadier Molina Mark Buehrle N/A
2013 Paul Goldschmidt Brandon Phillips Nolan Arenado Andrelton Simmons Carlos GonzálezLF Carlos GómezCF Gerardo ParraRF Yadier Molina Adam Wainwright N/A
2014 Adrián González DJ LeMahieu Nolan Arenado Andrelton Simmons Christian YelichLF Juan LagaresCF Jason HeywardRF Yadier Molina Zack Greinke N/A
2015 Paul Goldschmidt Dee Gordon Nolan Arenado Brandon Crawford Starling MarteLF A. J. PollockCF Jason HeywardRF Yadier Molina Zack Greinke N/A
2016 Anthony Rizzo Joe Panik Nolan Arenado Brandon Crawford Starling MarteLF Ender InciarteCF Jason HeywardRF Buster Posey Zack Greinke N/A
2017 Paul Goldschmidt DJ LeMahieu Nolan Arenado Brandon Crawford Marcell OzunaLF Ender InciarteCF Jason HeywardRF Tucker Barnhart Zack Greinke N/A
2018 Anthony Rizzo &
Freddie Freeman
DJ LeMahieu Nolan Arenado Nick Ahmed Corey DickersonLF Ender InciarteCF Nick MarkakisRF Yadier Molina Zack Greinke N/A
2019 Anthony Rizzo Kolten Wong Nolan Arenado Nick Ahmed David PeraltaLF Lorenzo CainCF Cody BellingerRF J. T. Realmuto Zack Greinke N/A
2020 Anthony Rizzo Kolten Wong Nolan Arenado Javier Báez Tyler O'NeillLF Trent GrishamCF Mookie BettsRF Tucker Barnhart Max Fried N/A
2021 Paul Goldschmidt Tommy Edman Nolan Arenado Brandon Crawford Tyler O'NeillLF Harrison BaderCF Adam DuvallRF Jacob Stallings Max Fried N/A

^LF won as a left fielder ^CF won as a center fielder ^RF won as a right fielder

All-time Gold Glove TeamEdit

 
Willie Mays won 12 Gold Gloves and was elected to the all-time team.

On February 20, 2007, Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced that an all-time Gold Glove Team would be named during the 50th anniversary of the first Gold Glove Awards.[46] Rawlings asked 70 baseball reporters, former players, and former managers to select 50 names for the ballot, from an initial selection of 250 names.[47] The team was selected by fans, who voted at the Rawlings Gold Glove website, at United States Postal Service offices, and at sporting goods stores. The results were announced at the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.[48]

All-time Gold Glove Team members by position
First base Wes Parker
Second base Joe Morgan 
Third base Brooks Robinson* 
Shortstop Ozzie Smith* 
Outfield Willie Mays** 
Roberto Clemente** 
Ken Griffey Jr. 
Catcher Johnny Bench 
Pitcher Greg Maddux* 

TeammatesEdit

Middle infield duosEdit

 
Mark Belanger (pictured) won multiple Gold Gloves at shortstop along with teammates Davey Johnson and Bobby Grich at second base.

In the history of the Gold Glove Award, there have been twelve double-play combinations, or pairs of middle infielders,[49] that have won awards in the same year. Shortstops and second basemen depend upon each other for the majority of double plays. The most common type of double play occurs with a runner on first base and a ground ball hit towards the middle of the infield. The player fielding the ball (generally the shortstop or second baseman) throws to the fielder covering second base, who steps on the base before the runner from first arrives to force that runner out, and then throws the ball to the first baseman to force out the batter for the second out.[50] Mark Belanger won four Gold Gloves with the Baltimore Orioles alongside winning partner Bobby Grich, and Joe Morgan paired with Dave Concepción for four combination wins with the Cincinnati Reds. The most recent teammates to accomplish the feat are Andrelton Simmons and Ian Kinsler, who won with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018.[d]

Double-play combinations to win Gold Gloves for the same team in the same season
Shortstop Second baseman Team Times won Years Ref(s)
Luis Aparicio  Nellie Fox  Chicago White Sox
2
1959–1960
Gene Alley Bill Mazeroski  Pittsburgh Pirates
2
1966–1967
Jim Fregosi Bobby Knoop California Angels
1
1967
Mark Belanger Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles
2
1969, 1971
Mark Belanger Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles
4
1973–1976
Dave Concepción Joe Morgan  Cincinnati Reds
4
1974–1977
Alan Trammell  Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
2
1983–1984
Omar Vizquel Roberto Alomar*  Cleveland Indians
3
1999–2001
Édgar Rentería Fernando Viña St. Louis Cardinals
1
2002
Derek Jeter  Robinson Canó New York Yankees
1
2010
Brandon Crawford Joe Panik San Francisco Giants
1
2016
Andrelton Simmons Ian Kinsler[d] Los Angeles Angels
1
2018

BatteriesEdit

Iván Rodríguez and Kenny Rogers won Gold Gloves as batterymates in 2000 and 2006.

Since 1957, there have been five Gold Glove batteries. The pitcher and catcher, collectively known as the battery, are the only two players on the field involved in every pitch. In particular, the pitcher and catcher control the running game with tools such as pickoffs or the strength of the catcher's throwing arm.[75] The first pitcher and catcher on the same team to win Gold Gloves in the same year were Jim Kaat and Earl Battey, with the Minnesota Twins in 1962. Only two pairs of batterymates have won Gold Gloves together more than once: Iván Rodríguez and Kenny Rogers won with the Texas Rangers in 2000, and again with the Detroit Tigers in 2006. Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright matched the feat, winning in both 2009 and 2013.

Batterymates to win Gold Gloves for the same team in the same season
Pitcher Catcher Team Times won Years Ref
Jim Kaat  Earl Battey Minnesota Twins
1
1962
Rick Reuschel Tony Peña Pittsburgh Pirates
1
1985
Bret Saberhagen Bob Boone Kansas City Royals
1
1989
Kenny Rogers Iván Rodríguez*  Texas Rangers 2
2000
Detroit Tigers
2006
Adam Wainwright Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
2
2009, 2013

Platinum Glove AwardEdit

 
As of 2021 Nolan Arenado (with 5) has won the most Platinum Glove Awards of any player.

In 2011, Rawlings added an annual Platinum Glove Award awarded to the best defensive player in each league, as selected by fans from the year's Gold Glove winners.[83] Numbers after a player's name indicate that he has won the award multiple times.

Year American League National League
Player Team Position Player Team Position
2011 Adrián Beltré Texas Rangers 3B Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals C
2012 Adrián Beltré (2) Texas Rangers 3B Yadier Molina (2) St. Louis Cardinals C
2013 Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles 3B Andrelton Simmons Atlanta Braves SS
2014 Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals LF Yadier Molina (3) St. Louis Cardinals C
2015 Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay Rays CF Yadier Molina (4) St. Louis Cardinals C
2016 Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians SS Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 1B
2017 Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins CF Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies 3B
2018 Matt Chapman Oakland Athletics 3B Nolan Arenado (2) Colorado Rockies 3B
2019 Matt Chapman (2) Oakland Athletics 3B Nolan Arenado (3) Colorado Rockies 3B
2020 Alex Gordon (2) Kansas City Royals LF Nolan Arenado (4) Colorado Rockies 3B
2021 Carlos Correa Houston Astros SS Nolan Arenado (5) St. Louis Cardinals 3B

National Pro FastpitchEdit

In 2016, Rawlings announced it would begin awarding a gold glove annually to a female fastpitch softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league.[84] NPF coaches and managers vote for a winner (excluding those on their respective teams). This award is in addition to the collegiate and high school awards added in 2007, the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Gold Glove Awards.[85]

Gold Glove winners in National Pro Fastpitch
Year Player Team Position Ref
2016 AJ Andrews Akron Racers RF [86]
2017 Chelsea Goodacre USSSA Pride C [87]
2018 Jade Rhodes Cleveland Comets 1B [88]
2019 Jessie Warren USSSA Pride 3B [89]
2020 Season canceled [90]
2021 Season canceled [91]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ There were co-winners (ties) at some positions in 1985, 2007, and 2018.
  2. ^ From 1957 to 1960, and since 2011, individual awards were specified for left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder. From 1961 to 2010, the prize was presented to three outfielders irrespective of their specific position.
  3. ^ a b In 1957, Gold Gloves were given to the top fielders across Major League Baseball, instead of separate awards for each league. Winners are listed in both tables, using normal font for their own league and italics for the other league.
  4. ^ a b Kinsler played 91 games at second base for the Angels before he was traded to the Boston Red Sox on July 30, 2018.

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