MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Nine First-Timers Among 2016 Gold Glove Award Winners
The 2016 MLB Gold Glove Awards were announced last night, and there were nine first-timers among the honorees.
When MLB announced the 2016 Gold Glove Award winners for fielding excellence last night, a total of nine first-timers were among the honorees across the two leagues.
In the National League, center fielder
, second baseman
San Francisco Giants
, and first baseman
from the world champion
were all first-time winners.
In the American League,
New York Yankees
in left field and
of the rival
Boston Red Sox
in right field each won their first Gold Glove Award.
On the infield in the AL, first baseman
, second baseman
, and shortstop
of the pennant-winning
all won their first career Gold Glove Award.
Others receiving a Gold Glove Award as previous honorees included left fielder
(2) of the
and right fielder
(4) of the Cubs in right field in the National League.
(2) of the Giants, third baseman
(4) of the
, and pitcher
(3) of the
Los Angeles Dodgers
were multiple-time NL winners.
In the American League, center fielder
Tampa Bay Rays
won his second career Gold Glove, pitcher
took his third, and catcher
Kansas City Royals
won his fourth.
The final winner in the American League is third baseman
of the Rangers. It was a fifth career Gold Glove Award for Beltre, another notch in his future Baseball Hall of Fame belt.
The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are voted on annually by managers and coaches in each league, with those managers and coaches not permitted to vote for players from their own teams.
Baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings created the Gold Glove Awards back in 1957 to honor the best fielders at each position in both leagues.
won 18 career Gold Gloves, the most by any single player of all-time. Pitcher
and third baseman
each won 16, holding second place on the career list.
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