Baseball’s best defenders were honored Tuesday night with the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. The best gloves in baseball — some first-time winners and some long-standing repeat champs — got their moment to shine.
Some notable winners: Buster Posey won his first Gold Glove, dethroning Yadier Molina after eight straight wins; Francisco Lindor won his first at just 22; Nolan Arenado won his fourth straight at third base and Salvador Perez won his fourth straight at catcher. The Giants won three Gold Gloves, leading all MLB teams.
Here’s the full list of winners:
AL: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
NL: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
AL: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers
NL: Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
The Gold Glove awards are chosen based on votes by players and managers, who can only cast their ballot for players in their own league. Fans will now vote for the Platinum Glove winners, which honor the overall best defenders in each league. Fans can vote on rawlings.com.
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