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Gold Glove Award Winners


Background of Gray Indicates Retroactive Award computed by dividing the catcher's Fielding Percentage by the League Catcher's Fielding Percentage. The criteria for inclusion is Games Caught of 50% or more of the team's games played and in the Top 20% of Games Caught in the League. [See below for the history and methodology of the Gold Glove Award.]


National League American League
1901 MALACHI KITTRIDGE BOS 1901 BILLY SULLIVAN CHA
1902 JOHNNY KLING CHN 1902 BOILERYARD CLARKE WAS
1903 JOHN WARNER NYG 1903 LOU CRIGER BOS
1904 JOHN WARNER NYG 1904 JOE SUGDEN SLA
1905 PAT MORAN BOS 1905 OSSEE SCHRECKENGOST PHA
1906 JOHNNY KLING CHN 1906 BILLY SULLIVAN CHA
1907 JOHNNY KLING CHN 1907 OSSEE SCHRECKENGOST PHA
1908 BILL BERGEN BRO 1908 BILLY SULLIVAN CHA
1909 GEORGE GIBSON PIT 1909 IRA THOMAS PHA
1910 GEORGE GIBSON PIT 1910 GABBY STREET WAS
1911 BILL BERGEN BRO 1911 BILLY SULLIVAN CHA
1912 GEORGE GIBSON PIT 1912 BILL CARRIGAN BOS
1913 BILL KILLEFER PHI 1913 JOHN HENRY WAS
1914 FRANK SNYDER SLN 1914 BILL CARRIGAN BOS
1915 CHIEF MEYERS NYG 1915 RAY SCHALK CHA
1916 BILL KILLEFER PHI 1916 RAY SCHALK CHA
1917 BILL KILLEFER PHI 1917 PINCH THOMAS BOS
1918 BILL KILLEFER CHN 1918 STEVE O'NEILL CLE
1919 BILL KILLEFER CHN 1919 HANK SEVEREID SLA
1920 OTTO MILLER BRO 1920 RAY SCHALK CHA
1921 WALTER SCHMIDT PIT 1921 RAY SCHALK CHA
1922 BUTCH HENLINE PHI 1922 RAY SCHALK CHA
1923 FRANK SNYDER NYG 1923 HANK SEVEREID SLA
1924 ZACK TAYLOR BRO 1924 HANK SEVEREID SLA
1925 FRANK SNYDER NYG 1925 MICKEY COCHRANE PHA
1926 ZACK TAYLOR BOS 1926 MUDDY RUEL WAS
1927 ZACK TAYLOR NYG 1927 MUDDY RUEL WAS
1928 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1928 MUDDY RUEL WAS
1929 WALT LERIAN PHI 1929 MICKEY COCHRANE PHA
1930 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1930 MICKEY COCHRANE PHA
1931 SHANTY HOGAN NYG 1931 BILL DICKEY NYA
1932 EARL GRACE PIT 1932 MICKEY COCHRANE PHA
1933 AL LOPEZ BRO 1933 RAY HAYWORTH DET
1934 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1934 RICK FERRELL BOS
1935 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1935 BILL DICKEY NYA
1936 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1936 RICK FERRELL BOS
1937 GABBY HARTNETT CHN 1937 BILL DICKEY NYA
1938 ERNIE LOMBARDI CIN 1938 BILL DICKEY NYA
1939 HARRY DANNING NYG 1939 BILL DICKEY NYA
1940 AL LOPEZ PIT 1940 ROLLIE HEMSLEY CLE
1941 RAY BERRES BOS 1941 BILL DICKEY NYA
1942 MICKEY OWEN BRO 1942 HAL WAGNER PHA
1943 MICKEY LIVINGSTON CHN 1943 PAUL RICHARDS DET
1944 AL LOPEZ PIT 1944 FRANKIE HAYES PHA
1945 ERNIE LOMBARDI NYG 1945 FRANKIE HAYES CLE
1946 RAY MUELLER CIN 1946 BUDDY ROSAR PHA
1947 PHIL MASI BOS 1947 BUDDY ROSAR PHA
1948 PHIL MASI BOS 1948 JIM HEGAN CLE
1949 ROY CAMPANELLA BRO 1949 JIM HEGAN CLE
1950 WES WESTRUM NYG 1950 JIM HEGAN CLE
1951 ROY CAMPANELLA BRO 1951 YOGI BERRA NYA
1952 ROY CAMPANELLA BRO 1952 YOGI BERRA NYA
1953 ROY CAMPANELLA BRO 1953 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1954 BILL SARNI SLN 1954 JIM HEGAN CLE
1955 ROY CAMPANELLA BRO 1955 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1956 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1956 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1957 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1957 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1958 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1958 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1959 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1959 SHERM LOLLAR CHA
1960 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1960 EARL BATTEY WAS
1961 JOHNNY ROSEBORO LAN 1961 EARL BATTEY MIN
1962 DEL CRANDALL MIL 1962 EARL BATTEY MIN
1963 JOHNNY EDWARDS CIN 1963 ELSTON HOWARD NYA
1964 JOHNNY EDWARDS CIN 1964 ELSTON HOWARD NYA
1965 JOE TORRE MIL 1965 BILL FREEHAN DET
1966 JOHNNY ROSEBORO LAN 1966 BILL FREEHAN DET
1967 RANDY HUNDLEY CHN 1967 BILL FREEHAN DET
1968 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1968 BILL FREEHAN DET
1969 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1969 BILL FREEHAN DET
1970 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1970 RAY FOSSE CLE
1971 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1971 RAY FOSSE CLE
1972 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1972 CARLTON FISK BOS
1973 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1973 THURMAN MUNSON NYA
1974 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1974 THURMAN MUNSON NYA
1975 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1975 THURMAN MUNSON NYA
1976 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1976 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1977 JOHNNY BENCH CIN 1977 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1978 BOB BOONE PHI 1978 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1979 BOB BOONE PHI 1979 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1980 GARY CARTER MON 1980 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1981 GARY CARTER MON 1981 JIM SUNDBERG TEX
1982 GARY CARTER MON 1982 BOB BOONE CAL
1983 TONY PENA PIT 1983 LANCE PARRISH DET
1984 TONY PENA PIT 1984 LANCE PARRISH DET
1985 TONY PENA PIT 1985 LANCE PARRISH DET
1986 JODY DAVIS CHN 1986 BOB BOONE CAL
1987 MIKE LAVALLIERE PIT 1987 BOB BOONE CAL
1988 BENITO SANTIAGO SDN 1988 BOB BOONE CAL
1989 BENITO SANTIAGO SDN 1989 BOB BOONE CAL
1990 BENITO SANTIAGO SDN 1990 SANDY ALOMAR JR CLE
1991 TOM PAGNOZZI SLN 1991 TONY PENA BOS
1992 TOM PAGNOZZI SLN 1992 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1993 KIRT MANWARING SFN 1993 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1994 TOM PAGNOZZI SLN 1994 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1995 CHARLES JOHNSON FLA 1995 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1996 CHARLES JOHNSON FLA 1996 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1997 CHARLES JOHNSON FLA 1997 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1998 CHARLES JOHNSON LAN 1998 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
1999 MIKE LIEBERTHAL PHI 1999 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
2000 MIKE MATHENY SLN 2000 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
2001 BRAD AUSMUS HOU 2001 IVAN RODRIGUEZ TEX
2002 BRAD AUSMUS HOU 2002 BENGIE MOLINA ANA
2003 MIKE MATHENY SLN 2003 BENGIE MOLINA ANA
2004 MIKE MATHENY SLN 2004 IVAN RODRIGUEZ DET
2005 MIKE MATHENY SFN 2005 JASON VARITEK BOS
2006 BRAD AUSMUS HOU 2006 IVAN RODRIGUEZ DET
2007 RUSS MARTIN LAN 2007 IVAN RODRIGUEZ DET
2008 YADIER MOLINA SLN 2008 JOE MAUER MIN
2009 YADIER MOLINA SLN 2009 JOE MAUER MIN
2010 YADIER MOLINA SLN 2010 JOE MAUER MIN
2011 YADIER MOLINA SLN 2011 MATT WIETERS BAL

Catchers With Most Gold Gloves

Teams With Most Gold Glove Catchers

Catchers With a Gold Glove & a Silver Slugger Award in the Same Year



History of the Gold Glove Award

In a 1956 spring training survey Elmer A. Blasco, Rawlings Sporting Goods public relations and sales manager, found that 83 percent of the active regular players wore Rawlings gloves or mitts. Noting that Hillerich & Bradsby (the major league's leading baseball bat supplier) awarded "Silver Bats" to the leagues' top hitters, Blasco reasoned that Rawlings ought to sponsor some sort of fielding award. After his idea was accepted by Rawlings' management, Blasco contacted the Brown Show Company of St. Louis and obtained from them a hide of gold lame-tanned leather used to make ladies' formal slippers. A glove was crafted from this hide, laced and stamped as a regular fielders glove, and attached to a metal fixture on a walnut base with an appropriate engraved plate.

Thus was born the Golden Glove Award.

The October 2, 1957 edition of The Sporting News featured a full-page announcement: "Recognizing the importance of superior individual fielding performance to the advancement of baseball as America's national game, Rawlings has established Annual Gold Glove Awards beginning with the 1957 season.

"Each of the nine Major League players chosen for The Sporting News All-Star Fielding Team will be honored with a Rawings Gold Glove Award. Selections will be made by a Committee named by The Sporting News.

In 1965 the managers and coaches of each team took over the voting responsibility, which they have retained ever since. Voters are NOT permitted to select players on their own teams




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