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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Bonds in 1975

Bobby Bonds

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American right fielder in Major League Baseball from to, primarily with the San Francisco Giants.

American right fielder in Major League Baseball from to, primarily with the San Francisco Giants.

Bonds in 1975
Bonds, circa 1969
Bonds in 1975
Bonds in 1980

He was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner (1971, 1973–74), and a three-time All-Star (1971, 1973 and 1975, winning the All-Star MVP award in 1973).

Pettis with the Houston Astros

Gary Pettis

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American former professional baseball center fielder and current coach.

American former professional baseball center fielder and current coach.

Pettis with the Houston Astros
Pettis with the Texas Rangers in 2014

Prior to coaching, he played in Major League Baseball for 11 seasons, and won the Gold Glove Award five times.

Fielding Bible Award

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A Fielding Bible Award recognizes the best defensive player for each fielding position in Major League Baseball (MLB) based on statistical analysis.

A Fielding Bible Award recognizes the best defensive player for each fielding position in Major League Baseball (MLB) based on statistical analysis.

The awards have historically been announced before the Gold Glove Awards, the traditional measurement of fielding excellence.

Molina with the Texas Rangers

Bengie Molina

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Former Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher.

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher.

Molina with the Texas Rangers
Molina batting for the Angels in.
Molina scores a run in 2005 as Rod Barajas stands by.
Bengie and Yadier
Molina as a Rangers coach (2014)

He won a Gold Glove in 2002 and 2003, leading American League (AL) catchers in percentage of attempted base stealers thrown out.

Boone with the Seattle Mariners

Bret Boone

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Former Major League Baseball second baseman.

Former Major League Baseball second baseman.

Boone with the Seattle Mariners
Boone as a member of the AAA Calgary Cannons in 1992.
Boone turning a double play while playing second base for the Seattle Mariners in Cincinnati on June 19, 2002

During his career Boone was a three-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner, and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Smith in 1983

Ozzie Smith

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American former professional baseball player.

American former professional baseball player.

Smith in 1983
Smith in 1978
Smith fields a ground ball at Doubleday Field in 2002.

Nicknamed "the Wizard of Oz", Smith played shortstop for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball, winning the National League Gold Glove Award for defensive play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons.

Wainwright with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012

Adam Wainwright

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American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Wainwright with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012
Wainwright in 2006, his first full season
Wainwright in the dugout.
Wainwright (middle) flanked by teammates Matt Adams (left) and Matt Carpenter (right) after hitting a three-run home run in 2016
Wainwright's pitching motion, 2016

In his career, Wainwright has won more than 150 games, three All-Star selections, two Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, and finished in the top three in the Cy Young Award balloting four times.

Joe Morgan

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American professional baseball second baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.

American professional baseball second baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.

Morgan with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977
Morgan at bat for the Giants in 1981.
Morgan in the Baseball Hall of Fame parade in 2011.

Besides his prowess at the plate and on the bases, Morgan was an exceptional infielder, winning the Gold Glove Award in consecutive years from 1973 to 1977.

Edgar Martínez, who spent most of his career as the full-time designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.

Designated hitter

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Baseball player who bats in place of another position player, most commonly the pitcher.

Baseball player who bats in place of another position player, most commonly the pitcher.

Edgar Martínez, who spent most of his career as the full-time designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.

Barry Bonds, who spent his entire career in the National League and actually won eight Gold Gloves earlier in his career, was used strictly as a DH later in his career when the San Francisco Giants played away interleague games because of his diminishing fielding skills.

Bobby Grich

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American former professional baseball player.

American former professional baseball player.

Grich in 2008

A six-time All-Star, he also excelled as a defensive player, winning four consecutive Gold Glove Awards between 1973 and 1976.