How do they pick the Gold Glove winners?
The Gold Glove awards are voted on by managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. They may not select players on their own teams, and they vote only for players in their own league. The baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings has presented the award since 1957.
Baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings created the Gold Glove Award in 1957. That year only one Gold Glove was awarded for each position. The following year, 1958, awards were given to players in both leagues. 1957 Gold Glove Winners: P - Bobby Shantz, New York Yankees C - Sherman Lollar, Chicago White Sox 1B - Gil Hodges, Brooklyn Dodgers 2B - Nellie Fox, Chicago White Sox 3B - Frank Malzone, Boston Red Sox SS - Roy…
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