A report on Detroit Tigers and Gold Glove Award

Roberto Alomar's 1994 Gold Glove Award
1900 Detroit Tigers team photo
Gil Hodges was one of the first Gold Glove recipients, in 1957.
Logo (1901 to 1902)
Brooks Robinson won 16 Gold Gloves, the most of any position player.
Ty Cobb in 1913
Greg Maddux won 18 Gold Gloves, the most of any player.
1908 World Series program
Willie Mays won 12 Gold Gloves and was elected to the all-time team.
Hank Greenberg
Mark Belanger (pictured) won multiple Gold Gloves at shortstop along with teammates Davey Johnson and Bobby Grich at second base.
Hal Newhouser
As of 2021 Nolan Arenado (with 5) has won the most Platinum Glove Awards of any player.
Hall of Fame member Al Kaline, nicknamed "Mr. Tiger" (1953–1974), was an 18× All-Star
1968 World Series program and tickets for Games 4 and 5 at Tiger Stadium
Mickey Lolich was the 1968 World Series MVP
Willie Horton (1963–1977) had his No. 23 retired by the club
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, 1976 AL Rookie of the Year
Sparky Anderson was the manager of the Tigers from 1979 to 1995
Kirk Gibson, a Michigan State alumni, hit the clinching home run in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series
1984 World Series MVP, Alan Trammell (SS)
Cecil Fielder in 1996
The entrance sign of Comerica Park
Magglio Ordóñez hit a walk-off home run to clinch the 2006 AL pennant
Curtis Granderson in 2007
Justin Verlander, June 2008
Alex Avila, March 2010
In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first Major League player to win the Triple Crown in 45 years.
Delmon Young (left) and Prince Fielder (right) in 2012
Jim Leyland, manager from 2006 to 2013
Tiger Stadium, home of the Detroit Tigers from 1912 to 1999 at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in the Corktown district of Detroit
Tigers opening day 2007; view from section 324 at Comerica Park
Outfielder Ron LeFlore wearing the traditional Tigers home uniform with navy blue piping down the front and an Old English "D" on the left chest
Mickey Cochrane
Sam Crawford
Charlie Gehringer
Harry Heilmann
George Kell
Lou Whitaker
Ernie Harwell (Tigers broadcaster: 1960–2002)

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.

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Aurelio Rodríguez won the Gold Glove Award in 1976 at third base, snapping a streak in which Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson had won it for 16 consecutive seasons.

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Kaline in 1957

Al Kaline

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Kaline in 1957
Kaline in 1957
Kaline in 1995

Albert William Kaline (December 19, 1934 – April 6, 2020), nicknamed "Mr. Tiger", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.

For most of his career, Kaline played in the outfield, mainly as a right fielder where he won ten Gold Glove Awards and was known for his strong throwing arm.

Jeter in 2017

Derek Jeter

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American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive.

American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive.

Jeter in 2017
Jeter in 2017
Jeter with his boyhood idol Dave Winfield at Dodger Stadium, June 2010
Jeter tagging out Miguel Tejada in 2007
Jeter in his distinctive early career upright batting stance at the new Comiskey Park, 1999
Jeter chats with President George W. Bush before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series
Jeter during batting practice before a game in 2004
Jeter connects for a hit against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006
Jeter in 2007
Jeter saluting the crowd after becoming the all-time Yankees hits leader in 2009
Jeter crosses home plate after recording his 3,000th hit in 2011, his teammates waiting to congratulate him
A fan holding a sign honoring Jeter during his final season
Jeter saluting the crowd during his final All Star Game appearance in the 2014 All Star Game
Jeter signing autographs in Baltimore prior to his final game at Camden Yards
Jeter practices fielding in August 2011
Jeter in 2007
Jeter joking with other players during Spring training in 2007
Jeter receives his 2009 World Series Championship ring
Jeter warming up before a game in 2011

His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award.

However, because Steinbrenner did not want to set a record for the largest contract, Steinbrenner waited while Juan González and the Detroit Tigers negotiated on a reported eight-year, $143 million contract extension.

Robinson in 2000

Brooks Robinson

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American former professional baseball player.

American former professional baseball player.

Robinson in 2000
Robinson in 1955
Robinson in 1963
1966 baseball card of Robinson
Robinson during his final season
Robinson in 2010

That year, he won the first of 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, tied with Jim Kaat for the second-most for any player at any position (behind Greg Maddux's 18).

Defensively, he started two 5-4-3 triple plays; one on July 7 against the Athletics, and one on September 20 against the Detroit Tigers.

Rogers warming up prior to a rehab start with the West Michigan Whitecaps, Single-A affiliates of the Detroit Tigers in 2007.

Kenny Rogers (baseball)

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American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, with a 20-year career (1989 to 2008) for six different teams.

American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, with a 20-year career (1989 to 2008) for six different teams.

Rogers warming up prior to a rehab start with the West Michigan Whitecaps, Single-A affiliates of the Detroit Tigers in 2007.
Rogers with Detroit Tigers in 2008

He won the 1996 World Series with the New York Yankees over his hometown Atlanta Braves, and played in the 2006 World Series with the Detroit Tigers.

In addition to being known for his fielding (winning five Gold Glove Awards), he pitched the 14th perfect game in MLB history.

Kinsler with the Detroit Tigers in 2016

Ian Kinsler

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American-Israeli former professional baseball second baseman, World Series champion, World Baseball Classic champion, Olympian, and advisor in the San Diego Padres front office, who will manage Team Israel at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

American-Israeli former professional baseball second baseman, World Series champion, World Baseball Classic champion, Olympian, and advisor in the San Diego Padres front office, who will manage Team Israel at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Kinsler with the Detroit Tigers in 2016
Kinsler with the Oklahoma RedHawks in September 2005
Kinsler in April 2007
Kinsler batting against Baltimore, April 2009
Although Kinsler missed significant playing time in 2010, he still represented the Rangers with his second All Star appearance.
Kinsler in 2011
Kinsler in 2014
Kinsler (left) with Tyler Collins, 2015
Kinsler with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018
Kinsler batting for the Boston Red Sox in 2018

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 14 seasons for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres.

He has been awarded both a Fielding Bible Award (2015) and two Gold Glove Awards (2016 and 2018).

Polanco with the Detroit Tigers in 2007

Plácido Polanco

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Dominican-American former professional baseball player.

Dominican-American former professional baseball player.

Polanco with the Detroit Tigers in 2007
When David Bell arrived to play third in 2003, Polanco moved to second; when he returned to the Phils in 2010, it was back to third
Polanco with the Tigers in 2007
Polanco with the Tigers in 2008
Plácido Polanco in 2011
Plácido Polanco fielding 3rd base during a 2011 game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates
Polanco playing for the Miami Marlins in 2013

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins.

This, in addition to contributing to 101 double plays, earned Polanco his first Gold Glove Award.