A report on Gold Glove Award

Roberto Alomar's 1994 Gold Glove Award
Gil Hodges was one of the first Gold Glove recipients, in 1957.
Brooks Robinson won 16 Gold Gloves, the most of any position player.
Greg Maddux won 18 Gold Gloves, the most of any player.
Willie Mays won 12 Gold Gloves and was elected to the all-time team.
Mark Belanger (pictured) won multiple Gold Gloves at shortstop along with teammates Davey Johnson and Bobby Grich at second base.
As of 2021 Nolan Arenado (with 5) has won the most Platinum Glove Awards of any player.

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).

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Roberto Alomar's 1994 Gold Glove Award

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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.

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).

Mays with the San Francisco Giants in 1961

Willie Mays

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American former professional baseball center fielder.

American former professional baseball center fielder.

Mays with the San Francisco Giants in 1961
1952 Bowman Gum Willie Mays
The Catch: Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive near the wall in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
Mays in 1954
Mays in 1961
Mays in his later years with the Giants
Mays with the Mets in 1972
Mays with Queen Elizabeth II (center) and First Lady Betty Ford (left) at the White House in 1976
Mays at the final game at Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008
Mays and President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One, July 14, 2009
Mays walks with President George W. Bush, July 30, 2006
Mays with Queen Elizabeth II (left) and President Gerald Ford (center) at the White House in 1976
Mays with Telly Savalas (center) and his wife, Mae Louise (right), in 1976

He won his first of 12 Gold Glove Awards in 1957, a record for outfielders.

Bonds in 2006

Barry Bonds

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American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Bonds in 2006
Bonds in 1993
Bonds on the field
Bonds at the plate with the Giants
Bonds batting against the Chicago Cubs in 2006
Bonds in August 2006 with the Giants
Bonds at the plate against the Rockies in 2007
Bonds's 756th home run ball in the Hall of Fame
Mug shot taken after 2007 indictment
Jon Dowd, the most well-known generic replacement for Bonds in MVP Baseball 2005

For his defensive play in the outfield, he won eight Gold Glove awards.

Cincinnati Reds

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American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1909
Hall of famer Edd Roush led Cincinnati to the 1919 World Series.
Ted Kluszewski (1953)
Crosley Field (pictured in 1969), the Reds' home stadium from 1912 to 1970
Riverfront Stadium (pictured in 1974), the home stadium of the Reds from 1970 to 2002
Pete Rose at bat in a game at Dodger Stadium during the 1970s
George Foster slugged 52 home runs in 1977, earning the NL MVP award.
Eric Davis in 1990
Opening day at Riverfront Stadium, 1995
Great American Ball Park, the Reds' home stadium since 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. played in his hometown of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2008.
Joey Votto, first baseman (2007–present)
Great American Ball Park opened in 2003 along the Ohio River.
Logo (1915–1919)
Scott Rolen wearing the current Reds away uniform, featuring classic lettering.
Barry Larkin playing in Riverfront Stadium in 1990
Frank Robinson
Eppa Rixey
Ernie Lombardi
The Ohio Cup trophy
Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame "voice of the Reds"

In 2010, with NL MVP Joey Votto and Gold Glovers Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen, the Reds posted a 91–71 record and were NL Central champions.

Maddux in 2009

Greg Maddux

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

In addition, he holds the record for most Gold Gloves with 18, and most putouts by a pitcher with 546, including a tied live-ball-era record of 39 putouts in a season (1990, 1991, 1993).

Detroit Tigers

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American professional baseball team based in Detroit.

American professional baseball team based in Detroit.

1900 Detroit Tigers team photo
Logo (1901 to 1902)
Ty Cobb in 1913
1908 World Series program
Hank Greenberg
Hal Newhouser
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)

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.

Griffey with the Seattle Mariners in 2009

Ken Griffey Jr.

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American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Griffey with the Seattle Mariners in 2009
Griffey in 1988 as a member of the San Bernardino Spirit
A mural of Ken Griffey Jr. in downtown Seattle from the strike-shortened 1994 season. The tick-marks represent his home runs up to the time of the strike, when Griffey Jr. was chasing the single-season home run record set by Roger Maris in 1961.
One of Ken Griffey Jr.'s signature sneakers, the Nike Air Griffey Max.
Griffey bats for the Mariners, 1997
Griffey, batting for the Cincinnati Reds.
Griffey played in his hometown of Cincinnati from 2000–2008.
Griffey in 2007 with the Reds
Ken Griffey Jr. in 2008 with the Chicago White Sox
Griffey, batting against the Cubs after returning to the Mariners during Spring training, March 2009.
Ken Griffey Jr. during his final plate appearance of the 2009 season.
Griffey during a press conference in 2016 after his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Griffey was also an exceptional defender and won ten Gold Glove Awards in center field.

Clemente in 1965

Roberto Clemente

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Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Clemente in 1965
Clemente in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in September 1958.
Letter from State Senator John M. Walker to U.S. Senator Hugh Scott requesting an early release for Roberto Clemente from the Marine Corps for the 1959 season
A statue of Clemente outside of PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
<center>The Roberto Clemente Walker Congressional Gold Medal</center>
<center>Presidential Medal of Freedom</center>
<center>Presidential Citizens Medal</center>

He was the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1966, the NL batting leader in 1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967, and a Gold Glove Award winner for 12 consecutive seasons from 1961 through 1972.

Society for American Baseball Research

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Membership organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball primarily through the use of statistics.

Membership organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball primarily through the use of statistics.

In 2013, SABR began collaborating with Rawlings on the Gold Glove Award.