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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Bob Boone

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American former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who was a four-time All-Star.

American former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who was a four-time All-Star.

Boone was one of the top defensive catchers of his era, winning seven Gold Glove awards.

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

Alomar with the Cleveland Indians in 2012

Sandy Alomar Jr.

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Puerto Rican former professional baseball player, coach, and manager.

Puerto Rican former professional baseball player, coach, and manager.

Alomar with the Cleveland Indians in 2012
Alomar during his tenure with the New York Mets in 2007.

Once in Cleveland, he established his reputation as a skilled defensive player by becoming the first rookie catcher to start an All-Star game and winning both Rookie of the Year honors and a Gold Glove Award.

Rawlings (company)

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American sports equipment manufacturing company based in Town and Country, Missouri.

American sports equipment manufacturing company based in Town and Country, Missouri.

A Rawlings football used in the 1978 Rose Bowl
Paul Lo Duca, a Washington Nationals player, wearing a Rawlings catcher mitt

In 1957, the company introduced the Gold Glove award, which became the major award for baseball.

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

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

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

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

Major League Baseball player Noah Syndergaard pitching for the New York Mets in 2015

Pitcher

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Player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

Player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

Major League Baseball player Noah Syndergaard pitching for the New York Mets in 2015
The position of the pitcher
Chris Young throws a four-seam fastball in the bullpen pregame.
A pitcher for the DeLand Suns prepares to throw a pitch against the Lakeland Lightning. June 8, 2019.

The pitcher must attempt to field any balls coming up the middle, and in fact a Gold Glove Award is reserved for the pitcher with the best fielding ability.

Boyer, circa 1964–66

Clete Boyer

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American professional baseball third baseman — who occasionally played shortstop and second base — in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Athletics (1955–57), New York Yankees (1959–66), and Atlanta Braves (1967–71).

American professional baseball third baseman — who occasionally played shortstop and second base — in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Athletics (1955–57), New York Yankees (1959–66), and Atlanta Braves (1967–71).

Boyer, circa 1964–66
Boyer in 1962

During each of Ralph Houk's first three seasons as Yankee manager (1961–1963), Boyer led all American League (AL) third basemen in putouts, assists, and double plays, finishing ahead of rival Brooks Robinson — yet Robinson, not Boyer, won the Gold Glove Award each year.

Battey in 1961.

Earl Battey

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American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Battey in 1961.
Battey, circa 1965

In the early 1960s, Battey was one of the top catchers in the American League, winning three consecutive Gold Glove Awards between and.

Simmons with the Los Angeles Angels in 2017

Andrelton Simmons

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Curaçaoan professional baseball shortstop for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Curaçaoan professional baseball shortstop for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Simmons with the Los Angeles Angels in 2017
Simmons with the Braves in 2014

Drawing considerable attention for his defensive abilities, Simmons has won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for shortstops, a Wilson MLB Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award, and six Fielding Bible Awards.