The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as simply the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league. It is also awarded to women fastpitch softball players in the National Pro Fastpitch as of 2016. Managers are not permitted to vote for their own players. Additionally, a sabermetric component provided by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) accounts for approximately 25 percent of the vote. Eighteen Gold Gloves are awarded each year (with the exception of 1957, 1985, 2007, and 2018), one at each of the nine positions in each league. In 1957, the baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings created the Gold Glove Award to commemorate the best fielding performance at each position. The award was created from a glove made from gold lamé-tanned leather and affixed to a walnut base. Initially, only one Gold Glove per position was awarded to the top fielder at each position in Major League Baseball; however, separate awards were given for the National and American Leagues beginning in 1958.
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. Any combination of outfielders, often three center fielders, could win the award in the same year. Critics called for awarding a single Gold Glove for each individual outfield position, arguing that the three outfield positions are not equivalent defensively. Starting in 2011, separate awards for each outfield position were once again presented. 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 SABR's involvement 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. Bill Chuck of Comcast SportsNet New England wrote that Gold Glove voters frequently counted only errors to determine winners. Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times said the votes for the Gold Gloves rely largely on a player's past reputation. 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." 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. Derek Jeter, winner of five Gold Gloves, believes that many defensive factors cannot be quantified. 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. Afterwards, Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated wrote that the Gold Gloves "appear to have significantly closed the gap on their more statistically-driven counterparts." SABR and FiveThirtyEight believed that the impact to the voting results by SDI, which is also included on the voters' ballots, went beyond its 25 own percent weight and also influenced the managers' and coaches' voting.
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. Brooks Robinson has the most wins for a position player, with 16 Gold Gloves, all at third base, and is tied for the second-highest total overall with pitcher Jim Kaat, who won his 16 awards consecutively. Iván Rodríguez has won the most Gold Gloves as a catcher, with 13 career awards in the American League. Ozzie Smith has 13 wins at shortstop; he and Rodríguez are tied for the fourth-highest total among all winners. 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. Keith Hernandez, the leader at first base, has won 11 times, and Roberto Alomar leads second basemen with 10 wins. Other players with 10 or more wins include shortstop Omar Vizquel (11), catcher Johnny Bench (10), third baseman Mike Schmidt (10), and outfielders Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki, Andruw Jones, and Al Kaline (10 each).
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. 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). Family pairs to win Gold Gloves include brothers Ken and Clete Boyer (third base), brothers Sandy Alomar, Jr. (catcher) and Roberto Alomar (second base), Bengie and Yadier Molina (catcher), father and son Bobby and Barry Bonds (outfield), and father and son Bob (catcher) and Bret Boone (second base).
In 2016, Rawlings announced it would begin awarding a gold glove annually to a female fastpitch softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch league. 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, its 50th anniversary.
|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[a] (list of winners)|
|C||Catcher (list of winners)|
|P||Pitcher (list of winners)|
|* or **||Winner of the most Gold Glove Awards at his position (** indicates tie)|
|Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|
|1957[b]||Gil Hodges||Nellie Fox||Frank Malzone||Roy McMillan||Willie Mays**[c]||Al Kaline[d]||Minnie Miñoso[e]||Sherm Lollar||Bobby Shantz|
|1958||Vic Power||Frank Bolling||Frank Malzone||Luis Aparicio||Norm Siebern[e]||Al Kaline[d]||Jimmy Piersall[c]||Sherm Lollar||Bobby Shantz|
|1959||Vic Power||Nellie Fox||Frank Malzone||Luis Aparicio||Jackie Jensen[d]||Al Kaline[c]||Minnie Miñoso[e]||Sherm Lollar||Bobby Shantz|
|1960||Vic Power||Nellie Fox||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Jim Landis[c]||Roger Maris[d]||Minnie Miñoso[e]||Earl Battey||Bobby Shantz|
|1961||Vic Power||Bobby Richardson||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Jim Landis||Al Kaline||Jimmy Piersall||Earl Battey||Frank Lary|
|1962||Vic Power||Bobby Richardson||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Jim Landis||Al Kaline||Mickey Mantle||Earl Battey||Jim Kaat|
|1963||Vic Power||Bobby Richardson||Brooks Robinson*||Zoilo Versalles||Jim Landis||Al Kaline||Carl Yastrzemski||Elston Howard||Jim Kaat|
|1964||Vic Power||Bobby Richardson||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Jim Landis||Al Kaline||Vic Davalillo||Elston Howard||Jim Kaat|
|1965||Joe Pepitone||Bobby Richardson||Brooks Robinson*||Zoilo Versalles||Tom Tresh||Al Kaline||Carl Yastrzemski||Bill Freehan||Jim Kaat|
|1966||Joe Pepitone||Bobby Knoop||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Tommie Agee||Al Kaline||Tony Oliva||Bill Freehan||Jim Kaat|
|1967||George Scott||Bobby Knoop||Brooks Robinson*||Jim Fregosi||Paul Blair||Al Kaline||Carl Yastrzemski||Bill Freehan||Jim Kaat|
|1968||George Scott||Bobby Knoop||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Reggie Smith||Mickey Stanley||Carl Yastrzemski||Bill Freehan||Jim Kaat|
|1969||Joe Pepitone||Davey Johnson||Brooks Robinson*||Mark Belanger||Paul Blair||Mickey Stanley||Carl Yastrzemski||Bill Freehan||Jim Kaat|
|1970||Jim Spencer||Davey Johnson||Brooks Robinson*||Luis Aparicio||Paul Blair||Mickey Stanley||Ken Berry||Ray Fosse||Jim Kaat|
|1971||George Scott||Davey Johnson||Brooks Robinson*||Mark Belanger||Paul Blair||Amos Otis||Carl Yastrzemski||Ray Fosse||Jim Kaat|
|1972||George Scott||Doug Griffin||Brooks Robinson*||Ed Brinkman||Paul Blair||Bobby Murcer||Ken Berry||Carlton Fisk||Jim Kaat|
|1973||George Scott||Bobby Grich||Brooks Robinson*||Mark Belanger||Paul Blair||Amos Otis||Mickey Stanley||Thurman Munson||Jim Kaat|
|1974||George Scott||Bobby Grich||Brooks Robinson*||Mark Belanger||Paul Blair||Amos Otis||Joe Rudi||Thurman Munson||Jim Kaat|
|1975||George Scott||Bobby Grich||Brooks Robinson*||Mark Belanger||Paul Blair||Fred Lynn||Joe Rudi||Thurman Munson||Jim Kaat|
|1976||George Scott||Bobby Grich||Aurelio Rodríguez||Mark Belanger||Dwight Evans||Rick Manning||Joe Rudi||Jim Sundberg||Jim Palmer|
|1977||Jim Spencer||Frank White||Graig Nettles||Mark Belanger||Juan Beníquez||Al Cowens||Carl Yastrzemski||Jim Sundberg||Jim Palmer|
|1978||Chris Chambliss||Frank White||Graig Nettles||Mark Belanger||Dwight Evans||Fred Lynn||Rick Miller||Jim Sundberg||Jim Palmer|
|1979||Cecil Cooper||Frank White||Buddy Bell||Rick Burleson||Dwight Evans||Fred Lynn||Sixto Lezcano||Jim Sundberg||Jim Palmer|
|1980||Cecil Cooper||Frank White||Buddy Bell||Alan Trammell||Willie Wilson||Fred Lynn||Dwayne Murphy||Jim Sundberg||Mike Norris|
|1981||Mike Squires||Frank White||Buddy Bell||Alan Trammell||Dwight Evans||Rickey Henderson||Dwayne Murphy||Jim Sundberg||Mike Norris|
|1982||Eddie Murray||Frank White||Buddy Bell||Robin Yount||Dwight Evans||Dave Winfield||Dwayne Murphy||Bob Boone||Ron Guidry|
|1983||Eddie Murray||Lou Whitaker||Buddy Bell||Alan Trammell||Dwight Evans||Dave Winfield||Dwayne Murphy||Lance Parrish||Ron Guidry|
|1984||Eddie Murray||Lou Whitaker||Buddy Bell||Alan Trammell||Dwight Evans||Dave Winfield||Dwayne Murphy||Lance Parrish||Ron Guidry|
|1985||Don Mattingly||Lou Whitaker||George Brett||Alfredo Griffin||Dwight Evans||Dave Winfield &
|Dwayne Murphy||Lance Parrish||Ron Guidry|
|1986||Don Mattingly||Frank White||Gary Gaetti||Tony Fernández||Kirby Puckett||Gary Pettis||Jesse Barfield||Bob Boone||Ron Guidry|
|1987||Don Mattingly||Frank White||Gary Gaetti||Tony Fernández||Kirby Puckett||Dave Winfield||Jesse Barfield||Bob Boone||Mark Langston|
|1988||Don Mattingly||Harold Reynolds||Gary Gaetti||Tony Fernández||Kirby Puckett||Gary Pettis||Devon White||Bob Boone||Mark Langston|
|1989||Don Mattingly||Harold Reynolds||Gary Gaetti||Tony Fernández||Kirby Puckett||Gary Pettis||Devon White||Bob Boone||Bret Saberhagen|
|1990||Mark McGwire||Harold Reynolds||Kelly Gruber||Ozzie Guillén||Gary Pettis||Ellis Burks||Ken Griffey Jr.||Sandy Alomar Jr.||Mike Boddicker|
|1991||Don Mattingly||Roberto Alomar*||Robin Ventura||Cal Ripken Jr.||Kirby Puckett||Devon White||Ken Griffey Jr.||Tony Peña||Mark Langston|
|1992||Don Mattingly||Roberto Alomar*||Robin Ventura||Cal Ripken Jr.||Kirby Puckett||Devon White||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mark Langston|
|1993||Don Mattingly||Roberto Alomar*||Robin Ventura||Omar Vizquel||Kenny Lofton||Devon White||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mark Langston|
|1994||Don Mattingly||Roberto Alomar*||Wade Boggs||Omar Vizquel||Kenny Lofton||Devon White||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mark Langston|
|1995||J. T. Snow||Roberto Alomar*||Wade Boggs||Omar Vizquel||Kenny Lofton||Devon White||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mark Langston|
|1996||J. T. Snow||Roberto Alomar*||Robin Ventura||Omar Vizquel||Kenny Lofton||Jay Buhner||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mike Mussina|
|1997||Rafael Palmeiro||Chuck Knoblauch||Matt Williams||Omar Vizquel||Bernie Williams||Jim Edmonds||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mike Mussina|
|1998||Rafael Palmeiro||Roberto Alomar*||Robin Ventura||Omar Vizquel||Bernie Williams||Jim Edmonds||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mike Mussina|
|1999||Rafael Palmeiro||Roberto Alomar*||Scott Brosius||Omar Vizquel||Bernie Williams||Shawn Green||Ken Griffey Jr.||Iván Rodríguez*||Mike Mussina|
|2000||John Olerud||Roberto Alomar*||Travis Fryman||Omar Vizquel||Bernie Williams||Jermaine Dye||Darin Erstad||Iván Rodríguez*||Kenny Rogers|
|2001||Doug Mientkiewicz||Roberto Alomar*||Eric Chavez||Omar Vizquel||Torii Hunter||Mike Cameron||Ichiro Suzuki||Iván Rodríguez*||Mike Mussina|
|2002||John Olerud||Bret Boone||Eric Chavez||Alex Rodriguez||Torii Hunter||Darin Erstad||Ichiro Suzuki||Bengie Molina||Kenny Rogers|
|2003||John Olerud||Bret Boone||Eric Chavez||Alex Rodriguez||Torii Hunter||Mike Cameron||Ichiro Suzuki||Bengie Molina||Mike Mussina|
|2004||Darin Erstad||Bret Boone||Eric Chavez||Derek Jeter||Torii Hunter||Vernon Wells||Ichiro Suzuki||Iván Rodríguez*||Kenny Rogers|
|2005||Mark Teixeira||Orlando Hudson||Eric Chavez||Derek Jeter||Torii Hunter||Vernon Wells||Ichiro Suzuki||Jason Varitek||Kenny Rogers|
|2006||Mark Teixeira||Mark Grudzielanek||Eric Chavez||Derek Jeter||Torii Hunter||Vernon Wells||Ichiro Suzuki||Iván Rodríguez*||Kenny Rogers|
|2007||Kevin Youkilis||Plácido Polanco||Adrián Beltré||Orlando Cabrera||Torii Hunter||Grady Sizemore||Ichiro Suzuki||Iván Rodríguez*||Johan Santana|
|2008||Carlos Peña||Dustin Pedroia||Adrián Beltré||Michael Young||Torii Hunter||Grady Sizemore||Ichiro Suzuki||Joe Mauer||Mike Mussina|
|2009||Mark Teixeira||Plácido Polanco||Evan Longoria||Derek Jeter||Torii Hunter||Adam Jones||Ichiro Suzuki||Joe Mauer||Mark Buehrle|
|2010||Mark Teixeira||Robinson Canó||Evan Longoria||Derek Jeter||Carl Crawford||Franklin Gutiérrez||Ichiro Suzuki||Joe Mauer||Mark Buehrle|
|2011||Adrian Gonzalez||Dustin Pedroia||Adrián Beltré||Erick Aybar||Alex Gordon[e]||Jacoby Ellsbury[c]||Nick Markakis[d]||Matt Wieters||Mark Buehrle|
|2012||Mark Teixeira||Robinson Canó||Adrián Beltré||J. J. Hardy||Alex Gordon[e]||Adam Jones[c]||Josh Reddick [d]||Matt Wieters||Jeremy Hellickson &|
|2013||Eric Hosmer||Dustin Pedroia||Manny Machado||J. J. Hardy||Alex Gordon[e]||Adam Jones[c]||Shane Victorino [d]||Salvador Pérez||R.A. Dickey|
|2014||Eric Hosmer||Dustin Pedroia||Kyle Seager||J. J. Hardy||Alex Gordon[e]||Adam Jones[c]||Nick Markakis[d]||Salvador Pérez||Dallas Keuchel|
|2015||Eric Hosmer||José Altuve||Manny Machado||Alcides Escobar||Yoenis Céspedes[e]||Kevin Kiermaier[c]||Kole Calhoun[d]||Salvador Pérez||Dallas Keuchel|
|2016||Mitch Moreland||Ian Kinsler||Adrián Beltré||Francisco Lindor||Brett Gardner[e]||Kevin Kiermaier[c]||Mookie Betts[d]||Salvador Pérez||Dallas Keuchel|
|2017||Eric Hosmer||Brian Dozier||Evan Longoria||Andrelton Simmons||Alex Gordon[e]||Byron Buxton[c]||Mookie Betts[d]||Martín Maldonado||Marcus Stroman|
|2018||Matt Olson||Ian Kinsler||Matt Chapman||Andrelton Simmons||Alex Gordon[e]||Jackie Bradley Jr.[c]||Mookie Betts[d]||Salvador Pérez||Dallas Keuchel|
|1957[b]||Gil Hodges||Nellie Fox||Frank Malzone||Roy McMillan||Minnie Miñoso[e]||Al Kaline[d]||Willie Mays**[c]||Sherm Lollar||Bobby Shantz|
|1958||Gil Hodges||Bill Mazeroski||Ken Boyer||Roy McMillan||Hank Aaron[d]||Frank Robinson[e]||Willie Mays**[c]||Del Crandall||Harvey Haddix|
|1959||Gil Hodges||Charlie Neal||Ken Boyer||Roy McMillan||Hank Aaron[d]||Jackie Brandt[e]||Willie Mays**[c]||Del Crandall||Harvey Haddix|
|1960||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ken Boyer||Ernie Banks||Hank Aaron[d]||Wally Moon[e]||Willie Mays**[c]||Del Crandall||Harvey Haddix|
|1961||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ken Boyer||Maury Wills||Vada Pinson||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Johnny Roseboro||Bobby Shantz|
|1962||Bill White||Ken Hubbs||Jim Davenport||Maury Wills||Bill Virdon||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Del Crandall||Bobby Shantz|
|1963||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ken Boyer||Bobby Wine||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Johnny Edwards||Bobby Shantz|
|1964||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ron Santo||Rubén Amaro Sr.||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Johnny Edwards||Bobby Shantz|
|1965||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ron Santo||Leo Cárdenas||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Joe Torre||Bob Gibson|
|1966||Bill White||Bill Mazeroski||Ron Santo||Gene Alley||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Johnny Roseboro||Bob Gibson|
|1967||Wes Parker||Bill Mazeroski||Ron Santo||Gene Alley||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Randy Hundley||Bob Gibson|
|1968||Wes Parker||Glenn Beckert||Ron Santo||Dal Maxvill||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Willie Mays**||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1969||Wes Parker||Félix Millán||Clete Boyer||Don Kessinger||Curt Flood||Roberto Clemente**||Pete Rose||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1970||Wes Parker||Tommy Helms||Doug Rader||Don Kessinger||Tommie Agee||Roberto Clemente**||Pete Rose||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1971||Wes Parker||Tommy Helms||Doug Rader||Bud Harrelson||Willie Davis||Roberto Clemente**||Bobby Bonds||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1972||Wes Parker||Félix Millán||Doug Rader||Larry Bowa||Willie Davis||Roberto Clemente**||César Cedeño||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1973||Mike Jorgensen||Joe Morgan||Doug Rader||Roger Metzger||Willie Davis||Bobby Bonds||César Cedeño||Johnny Bench||Bob Gibson|
|1974||Steve Garvey||Joe Morgan||Doug Rader||Dave Concepción||César Gerónimo||Bobby Bonds||César Cedeño||Johnny Bench||Andy Messersmith|
|1975||Steve Garvey||Joe Morgan||Ken Reitz||Dave Concepción||César Gerónimo||Garry Maddox||César Cedeño||Johnny Bench||Andy Messersmith|
|1976||Steve Garvey||Joe Morgan||Mike Schmidt||Dave Concepción||César Gerónimo||Garry Maddox||César Cedeño||Johnny Bench||Jim Kaat|
|1977||Steve Garvey||Joe Morgan||Mike Schmidt||Dave Concepción||César Gerónimo||Garry Maddox||Dave Parker||Johnny Bench||Jim Kaat|
|1978||Keith Hernandez*||Davey Lopes||Mike Schmidt||Larry Bowa||Ellis Valentine||Garry Maddox||Dave Parker||Bob Boone||Phil Niekro|
|1979||Keith Hernandez*||Manny Trillo||Mike Schmidt||Dave Concepción||Dave Winfield||Garry Maddox||Dave Parker||Bob Boone||Phil Niekro|
|1980||Keith Hernandez*||Doug Flynn||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dave Winfield||Garry Maddox||Andre Dawson||Gary Carter||Phil Niekro|
|1981||Keith Hernandez*||Manny Trillo||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dusty Baker||Garry Maddox||Andre Dawson||Gary Carter||Steve Carlton|
|1982||Keith Hernandez*||Manny Trillo||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dale Murphy||Garry Maddox||Andre Dawson||Gary Carter||Phil Niekro|
|1983||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dale Murphy||Willie McGee||Andre Dawson||Tony Peña||Phil Niekro|
|1984||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dale Murphy||Bob Dernier||Andre Dawson||Tony Peña||Joaquín Andújar|
|1985||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Tim Wallach||Ozzie Smith*||Dale Murphy||Willie McGee||Andre Dawson||Tony Peña||Rick Reuschel|
|1986||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Mike Schmidt||Ozzie Smith*||Dale Murphy||Willie McGee||Tony Gwynn||Jody Davis||Fernando Valenzuela|
|1987||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Terry Pendleton||Ozzie Smith*||Eric Davis||Andre Dawson||Tony Gwynn||Mike LaValliere||Rick Reuschel|
|1988||Keith Hernandez*||Ryne Sandberg||Tim Wallach||Ozzie Smith*||Eric Davis||Andre Dawson||Andy Van Slyke||Benito Santiago||Orel Hershiser|
|1989||Andrés Galarraga||Ryne Sandberg||Terry Pendleton||Ozzie Smith*||Eric Davis||Tony Gwynn||Andy Van Slyke||Benito Santiago||Ron Darling|
|1990||Andrés Galarraga||Ryne Sandberg||Tim Wallach||Ozzie Smith*||Barry Bonds||Tony Gwynn||Andy Van Slyke||Benito Santiago||Greg Maddux*|
|1991||Will Clark||Ryne Sandberg||Matt Williams||Ozzie Smith*||Barry Bonds||Tony Gwynn||Andy Van Slyke||Tom Pagnozzi||Greg Maddux*|
|1992||Mark Grace||José Lind||Terry Pendleton||Ozzie Smith*||Barry Bonds||Larry Walker||Andy Van Slyke||Tom Pagnozzi||Greg Maddux*|
|1993||Mark Grace||Robby Thompson||Matt Williams||Jay Bell||Barry Bonds||Larry Walker||Marquis Grissom||Kirt Manwaring||Greg Maddux*|
|1994||Jeff Bagwell||Craig Biggio||Matt Williams||Barry Larkin||Barry Bonds||Darren Lewis||Marquis Grissom||Tom Pagnozzi||Greg Maddux*|
|1995||Mark Grace||Craig Biggio||Ken Caminiti||Barry Larkin||Raúl Mondesí||Steve Finley||Marquis Grissom||Charles Johnson||Greg Maddux*|
|1996||Mark Grace||Craig Biggio||Ken Caminiti||Barry Larkin||Barry Bonds||Steve Finley||Marquis Grissom||Charles Johnson||Greg Maddux*|
|1997||J. T. Snow||Craig Biggio||Ken Caminiti||Rey Ordóñez||Barry Bonds||Larry Walker||Raúl Mondesí||Charles Johnson||Greg Maddux*|
|1998||J. T. Snow||Bret Boone||Scott Rolen||Rey Ordóñez||Barry Bonds||Larry Walker||Andruw Jones||Charles Johnson||Greg Maddux*|
|1999||J. T. Snow||Pokey Reese||Robin Ventura||Rey Ordóñez||Steve Finley||Larry Walker||Andruw Jones||Mike Lieberthal||Greg Maddux*|
|2000||J. T. Snow||Pokey Reese||Scott Rolen||Neifi Pérez||Steve Finley||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Mike Matheny||Greg Maddux*|
|2001||Todd Helton||Fernando Viña||Scott Rolen||Orlando Cabrera||Larry Walker||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Brad Ausmus||Greg Maddux*|
|2002||Todd Helton||Fernando Viña||Scott Rolen||Édgar Rentería||Larry Walker||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Brad Ausmus||Greg Maddux*|
|2003||Derrek Lee||Luis Castillo||Scott Rolen||Édgar Rentería||José Cruz Jr.||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Mike Matheny||Mike Hampton|
|2004||Todd Helton||Luis Castillo||Scott Rolen||César Izturis||Steve Finley||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Mike Matheny||Greg Maddux*|
|2005||Derrek Lee||Luis Castillo||Mike Lowell||Omar Vizquel||Bobby Abreu||Jim Edmonds||Andruw Jones||Mike Matheny||Greg Maddux*|
|2006||Albert Pujols||Orlando Hudson||Scott Rolen||Omar Vizquel||Mike Cameron||Carlos Beltrán||Andruw Jones||Brad Ausmus||Greg Maddux*|
|2007||Derrek Lee||Orlando Hudson||David Wright||Jimmy Rollins||Aaron Rowand &
|Carlos Beltrán||Andruw Jones||Russell Martin||Greg Maddux*|
|2008||Adrian Gonzalez||Brandon Phillips||David Wright||Jimmy Rollins||Nate McLouth||Carlos Beltrán||Shane Victorino||Yadier Molina||Greg Maddux*|
|2009||Adrian Gonzalez||Orlando Hudson||Ryan Zimmerman||Jimmy Rollins||Michael Bourn||Matt Kemp||Shane Victorino||Yadier Molina||Adam Wainwright|
|2010||Albert Pujols||Brandon Phillips||Scott Rolen||Troy Tulowitzki||Michael Bourn||Carlos González||Shane Victorino||Yadier Molina||Bronson Arroyo|
|2011||Joey Votto||Brandon Phillips||Plácido Polanco||Troy Tulowitzki||Gerardo Parra[e]||Matt Kemp[c]||Andre Ethier[d]||Yadier Molina||Clayton Kershaw|
|2012||Adam LaRoche||Darwin Barney||Chase Headley||Jimmy Rollins||Carlos González[e]||Andrew McCutchen[c]||Jason Heyward[d]||Yadier Molina||Mark Buehrle|
|2013||Paul Goldschmidt||Brandon Phillips||Nolan Arenado||Andrelton Simmons||Carlos González[e]||Carlos Gómez[c]||Gerardo Parra[d]||Yadier Molina||Adam Wainwright|
|2014||Adrian Gonzalez||DJ LeMahieu||Nolan Arenado||Andrelton Simmons||Christian Yelich[e]||Juan Lagares[c]||Jason Heyward[d]||Yadier Molina||Zack Greinke|
|2015||Paul Goldschmidt||Dee Gordon||Nolan Arenado||Brandon Crawford||Starling Marte[e]||A. J. Pollock[c]||Jason Heyward[d]||Yadier Molina||Zack Greinke|
|2016||Anthony Rizzo||Joe Panik||Nolan Arenado||Brandon Crawford||Starling Marte[e]||Ender Inciarte[c]||Jason Heyward[d]||Buster Posey||Zack Greinke|
|2017||Paul Goldschmidt||DJ LeMahieu||Nolan Arenado||Brandon Crawford||Marcell Ozuna[e]||Ender Inciarte[c]||Jason Heyward[d]||Tucker Barnhart||Zack Greinke|
|2018||Anthony Rizzo &
|DJ LeMahieu||Nolan Arenado||Nick Ahmed||Corey Dickerson[e]||Ender Inciarte[c]||Nick Markakis[d]||Yadier Molina||Zack Greinke|
Gold Glove winners in National Pro Fastpitch
|2016||AJ Andrews||Akron Racers||RF|||
|2017||Chelsea Goodacre||USSSA Pride||C|||
|2018||Jade Rhodes||Cleveland Comets||1B|||
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. Rawlings asked 70 baseball reporters, former players and former managers to select 50 names for the ballot, from an initial selection of 250 names. 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.
|First base||Wes Parker|
|Second base||Joe Morgan|
|Third base||Brooks Robinson*|
|Ken Griffey Jr.|
In the history of the Gold Glove Award, there have been eleven double-play combinations, or pairs of middle infielders, 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. 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.[f]
|Shortstop||Second baseman||Team||Times won||Years||Ref(s)|
|Luis Aparicio||Nellie Fox||Chicago White Sox|
|Gene Alley||Bill Mazeroski||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Jim Fregosi||Bobby Knoop||California Angels|
|Mark Belanger||Davey Johnson||Baltimore Orioles|
|Mark Belanger||Bobby Grich||Baltimore Orioles|
|Dave Concepción||Joe Morgan||Cincinnati Reds|
|Alan Trammell||Lou Whitaker||Detroit Tigers|
|Omar Vizquel||Roberto Alomar*||Cleveland Indians|
|Édgar Rentería||Fernando Viña||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Derek Jeter||Robinson Canó||New York Yankees|
|Brandon Crawford||Joe Panik||San Francisco Giants|
|Andrelton Simmons||Ian Kinsler[f]||Los Angeles Angels|
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. 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.
|Jim Kaat||Earl Battey||Minnesota Twins|
|Rick Reuschel||Tony Peña||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Bret Saberhagen||Bob Boone||Kansas City Royals|
|Kenny Rogers||Iván Rodríguez*||Texas Rangers|
|Adam Wainwright||Yadier Molina||St. Louis Cardinals|
In 2011, Rawlings added an annual Platinum Glove Award awarded to the best defensive player in each league as voted by fans.
|Year||American League||National League|
|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|
Members of the original 1957 Rawlings Gold Glove Team: Willie Mays, CF (New York Giants); Al Kaline, RF (Detroit Tigers); Minnie Minoso, LF (Chicago White Sox); Frank Malzone, 3B (Boston Red Sox); Nellie Fox, 2B (Chicago White Sox); Gil Hodges, 1B (Dodgers); Roy McMillan, SS (Cincinnati Reds); Sherm Lollar C (Chicago White Sox); and Bobby Shantz, P (New York Yankees).
These awards are far more accurate (and accountable) than the Gold Gloves in that statistics are employed along with the opinions of a large panel of experts.
Unlike the Gold Glove awards, chosen by coaches and based largely on reputation, the Fielding Bible Awards are picked by a panel of experts relying heavily on new-wave statistical analysis for defense.
For years, 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.
Jeter—like many players—dismisses defensive statistics as meaningless because of the many factors that cannot be quantified.
Ayanna Jeanne Andrews is an American softball player that plays for the Akron Racers. She is the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.Adrián Beltré
Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979) is a Dominican former professional baseball third baseman. Originally signed as an amateur free agent, he made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 at age 19. He subsequently played for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers. He batted and threw right-handed. He became one of the most all-around accomplished players in history; he ranks 13th in defensive Wins Above Replacement and was the fourth third baseman to reach 400 home runs and 1,500 runs batted in. Beltré was a four-time selection for the Silver Slugger Award and MLB All-Star Game, and a five-time winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Beltré is the all-time hits leader among foreign-born players. The fifth major leaguer to hit at least 100 home runs for three teams, he hit at least 20 home runs in 12 seasons, and in five, drove in at least 100 runs. He hit a major league-leading 48 home runs while playing for the Dodgers in 2004, was the team MVP of the Red Sox in 2010, and tied for the major league lead in hits in 2013 while playing for the Rangers. Sharing the record as one of four major leaguers to hit for the cycle three times, Beltré was the only one to hit three at the same stadium, Globe Life Park in Arlington. He was the sixth player with a three-home-run game in both the regular season and postseason, and the second with both a three-home-run game and cycle in the same week. On July 30, 2017, he became the 31st player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits, and the first from the Dominican Republic.When he retired, Beltré ranked in the top ten all-time at his position in games played, assists, putouts, and double plays. Beltré was the second-to-last active player to have played in the 1990s; at his retirement, former Rangers teammate Bartolo Colón became the last.Alex Gordon
Alexander Jonathan Gordon (born February 10, 1984) is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Gordon attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
At Nebraska, Gordon won the Brooks Wallace Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and Golden Spikes Award in 2005. That year, the Royals made Gordon the second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. Gordon has won six Gold Glove Awards, four Fielding Bible Awards, and a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award in MLB. Prior to 2010, Gordon was primarily a third baseman.Bill Virdon
William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931) is an American former professional baseball outfielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Virdon played in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1965 and in 1968. He served as a coach for the Pirates and Houston Astros, and managed the Pirates, Astros, New York Yankees, and Montreal Expos.
After playing in Minor League Baseball for the Yankees organization, Virdon was traded to the Cardinals, and he made his MLB debut in 1955. That year, Virdon won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. He slumped at the beginning of the 1956 season, and was traded to the Pirates, where he spent the remainder of his playing career. A premier defensive outfielder during his playing days as a center fielder for the Cardinals and Pirates, Virdon led a strong defensive team to the 1960 World Series championship. In 1962, Virdon won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Following the 1965 season, he retired due to his desire to become a manager.
Virdon managed in Minor League Baseball until returning to the Pirates as a coach in 1968. He served as manager of the Pirates in 1972 and 1973, before becoming the manager of the Yankees in 1974. During the 1975 season, the Yankees fired Virdon, and he was hired by the Astros. After being fired by the Astros after the 1982 season, Virdon managed the Expos in 1983 and 1984. Virdon won The Sporting News' Manager of the Year Award in 1974, his only full season working for the Yankees, and in 1980, while managing the Astros. He returned to the Pirates as a coach following his managerial career, and remains with the Pirates as a guest instructor during spring training.Carlos Lezcano
Carlos Manuel Lezcano (born September 30, 1955), is a former professional baseball player who played outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1980 to 1981 for the Chicago Cubs. His cousin, Sixto Lezcano, was also a Major League outfielder and was a recipient of a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 1979 while a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.Chelsea Goodacre
Chelsea Kathleen Goodacre (born September 26, 1993) is an American softball player that plays for the USSSA Pride and the United States women's national softball team. She won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2017.Darwin Barney
Darwin James Kunane Barney (born November 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball infielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Toronto Blue Jays. As a member of the Cubs in 2012, he won both the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and the Fielding Bible Award in recognition of his defensive skills at second base.Davey Johnson
David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972), Atlanta Braves (1973–1975), Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976), Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978) and Chicago Cubs (1978). He has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990), Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995), Orioles (1996–1997), Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000), and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).
Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972. He made four All-Star Game appearances and received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award three times. Johnson won the American League's Manager of the Year Award in 1997 when he led the Baltimore Orioles wire-to-wire to the American League East Division Championship. He won the same award in the National League in 2012 when he led the Nationals to the franchise's first division title since 1981.
His biggest success as a manager was when he led the Mets to the 1986 World Series title. The ball club captured the National League (NL) East under his watch in 1988. The teams he piloted in the three years from 1995 to 1997 all made it to their respective League Championship Series – the Cincinnati Reds in 1995 and the Orioles in both 1996 and 1997. He later managed the Dodgers and Nationals.Fourth outfielder
In baseball, a fourth outfielder is a backup outfielder, who does not have the hitting skills to regularly play in the corner outfield, but does not have the fielding skills to play center field; for these players, this often leads to playing time that has been called "erratic and unpredictable". Often, fourth outfielders are outfield prospects who have not settled on one outfield position when arriving in the Major Leagues, veteran players seeking additional playing time to extend their careers, or part-time position players who double as designated hitters.A recent example would be Gerardo Parra of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 and 2012. Considered among the best defensive outfielders and a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner in 2011, Parra was employed among all three outfield positions during the 2012 Major League Baseball season.In contrast, the term fifth infielder does not refer to a backup or reserve infielder, but to a defensive shift where a fielder from the outfield is brought into the infield, leaving a team with only two players in the outfield.Jeff Francoeur
Jeffrey Braden Francoeur (; born January 8, 1984), nicknamed "Frenchy", is an American former professional baseball right fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, and Miami Marlins. When his playing days ended, he became a broadcaster; Francoeur is currently the lead television analyst for Atlanta Braves games.
Throughout his career, Francoeur was noted for his strong throwing arm in the outfield and his free-swinging tendencies in the batter's box. He won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2007.Jose Trevino (baseball)
Jose Trevino (born November 28, 1992) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).Kansas City Royals award winners and league leaders
This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team.List of Major League Baseball awards
Major League Baseball presents a variety of annual awards and trophies to recognize both its teams and its players. Three team trophies are awarded annually: one each to the National League and American League champions, and one of the champion of the World Series. Additionally, various organizations—such as the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and select corporate sponsors—present awards for such accomplishments as excellence in batting, pitching performance, fielding prowess, and community service.The Most Valuable Player Award, commonly known as the "MVP", is the oldest individual award, given in its current format since 1931. MVP awards are also presented for performances in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the League Championship Series, and the World Series. Offensive awards include the Silver Slugger Award and the Hank Aaron Award, while the Cy Young Award and Rolaids Relief Man Award recognize pitching; the Rawlings Gold Glove Award is given for fielding. The DHL Delivery Man and Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Awards are the newest awards, both established in 2005. Additionally, the Commissioner, at his discretion, can present an Historic Achievement Award for any great contribution to the sport that he deems worthy.List of Milwaukee Brewers award winners and All-Stars
The Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball franchise dates to its 1969 founding in Washington as the Seattle Pilots. In 1970 the team relocated to Wisconsin, settling in Milwaukee.
In 1998, the team moved from the American League to the National League.This list, which is correct as of the end of the 2014 season, documents Pilots and Brewers players who have won league awards or were selected for mid-season Major League Baseball All-Star Game teams.Long Island Ducks
The Long Island Ducks are an American professional baseball team based on Long Island in the Suffolk County town of Central Islip, New York. The Ducks compete in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) as a member of the Liberty Division. The ALPB is an independent baseball league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. They are the only team in the league to be based in New York. The Long Island Ducks played their first season in 2000, two years after the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball played its inaugural season in 1998. The Ducks' home ballpark has been Bethpage Ballpark since their inception in 2000. Throughout its history, the stadium has formerly been known as Suffolk County Sports Park (1999), EAB Park (2000-2001), and Citibank Park (2002-2009). The "Ducks" name refers to Long Island's duck-farming heritage, which is further represented by the Big Duck ferrocement. The Big Duck is also located in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Flanders, New York.The Ducks set the independent league baseball single-season attendance record at the time by welcoming 443,142 fans during the 2001 season. This surpassed the previous record of 436,361 fans which the team had also set in 2000. The Ducks reached the 5 million fan mark in attendance in July 2011 and welcomed their Atlantic League record 6 millionth fan in mid-2014.
Bud Harrelson, a 1971 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, is a part-owner of the Ducks. He was the first manager of the team following a stint as the New York Mets manager.New York Mets award winners and league leaders
This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the New York Mets professional baseball team.Peninsula Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers are a college summer baseball club in the Alaska Baseball League. The Oilers are based in Kenai, Alaska, and their name refers to the Kenai Peninsula region. The team was founded in 1974 and play their home games in the 1,300-seat Coral Seymour Memorial Ballpark.
Several successful Major League Baseball players have played for the Oilers, including Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola and six-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner J.T. Snow, and several first-round picks including J. D. Drew.Raúl Mondesí
Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971) is a Dominican former politician who was the mayor of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, and a former professional baseball right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 13 seasons, primarily for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and made his MLB debut with them in 1993. He was the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year in 1994, an MLB All-Star, and a two-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner. Known for his combination of power and speed, Mondesí twice achieved the 30–30 club. Also noted for his strong throwing arm, he led right fielders in his league in assists three times while registering over 100 in his career.
After baseball, Mondesí began a career in politics, gaining election to the Dominican Chamber of Deputies in 2006. In 2010, he became mayor of San Cristóbal for a six-year term. On September 20, 2017, Mondesí was sentenced to eight years in prison on corruption charges.Sherm Lollar
John Sherman Lollar, Jr., (August 23, 1924 – September 24, 1977) was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played for 18 seasons as a catcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians (1946), New York Yankees (1947–1948), St. Louis Browns (1949–1951), and the Chicago White Sox (1952–1963).Although Lollar was often overshadowed by his contemporary, New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, he was considered to be one of the best catchers in the major leagues during the 1950s. Lollar was an American League All-Star for seven seasons. In 1957, he received the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the catcher position in Major League Baseball.
He was a coach in the major leagues and managed at the minor league level after his MLB playing career ended. He was selected to be a member of the Chicago White Sox All-Century Team on September 30, 2000.
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