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Victorino wins fourth Gold Glove

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:19 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2013

Shane Victorino of the Red Sox was one of four players in the World Series to win a Gold Glove Award on Tuesday.

The awards recognize superior defense in each of the leagues.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove.

Other Gold Glove winners playing in the Series are Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.

The Gold Glove is Victorino’s fourth, the first three coming in the National League.

Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.

The Orioles and Royals had three winners apiece, tied for the most of any team. Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon won his third in a row, while first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez each received their first.

“I’ve got a trophy case back in Lincoln, (Neb.), so this one won’t be the chip-and-dip tray. This one will actually go up in the trophy case,” Gordon said. “It means a lot. The first one was pretty special, just because it’s the first one, but to be able to share it with two teammates makes this one the best one of all.”

Since 1957, Rawlings has presented Gold Gloves to the finest fielders at their positions in each league. 

Managers and coaches vote for players in their league but cannot select their own guys. For the first time this year, Rawlings added a sabermetric element to the balloting. The SABR Defensive Index made up about 25 percent of the process. 


(With player, team and Gold Gloves won)


P R.A. Dickey, Toronto, 1
C Salvador Perez, Kansas City, 1
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City, 1
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston, 3
SS J.J. Hardy, Baltimore, 2
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore, 1
LF Alex Gordon, Kansas City, 3
CF Adam Jones, Baltimore, 3
RF Shane Victorino, Boston, 4


P Adam Wainwright, St. Louis, 2
C Yadier Molina, St. Louis, 6
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona, 1
2B Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati, 4
SS Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta, 1
3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado, 1
LF Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado, 3
CF Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee, 1
RF Gerardo Parra, Arizona, 2

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paniolo wrote:
Congratulations Shane!
on October 30,2013 | 08:58AM
baseball_nerd wrote:
shane is defensively considered just as good as ichiro. they both were considered in the top five arms in the league for many years and like ichiro he as won a gold glove at two positions. ichiro was switched to center and still won the gold glove.
on October 30,2013 | 11:29AM
Descartes22 wrote:
It was not until 2011 that gold gloves for outfielders were chosen by position (i.e. center, right, left). Ichiro won his gold gloves in his first 10 years in the league 2001-2010. He has won gold gloves while playing both center and right, but technically they were simply outfield gold gloves. Same would go for Shane's outfield (center) gold gloves in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
on October 30,2013 | 01:00PM
Descartes22 wrote:
He just came through again (twice today) in a game 6 with the bases loaded. Sox fans love him.
on October 30,2013 | 03:48PM