GOLD GLOVE CATCHERS

MLB Catchers who won a Gold Glove Award

The Gold Glove Award was first presented by the St. Louis-based Rawlings corporation in 1957 to honor the eighteen best fielders at their positions. Rawlings used a combination of defensive statistics along with visual effect to determine the winner and honored the recipient with a large gold glove. Voting is currently done by the managers and coaches from each Major League team who are NOT able to select their own players. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at the catcher's position.

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"I never saw him (Roberto Clemente) play, other than on television in the 1971 World Series, but I heard so much about him from people who did see him play. They talked about the way he played the game. That is why this award (2004 Roberto Clemente) means so much to me. It is more about making a contribution off the field instead of on the field." - Edgar Martinez

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Rawlings Gold Glove Award for Catchers

Catcher | Pitcher | First Base | Second Base | Third Base | Shortstop
American League Outfielders | National League Outfielders

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Chicago
Milwaukee
Chicago
Milwaukee
Chicago
Milwaukee
Washington
Los Angeles
Minnesota
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Cincinnati
New York
Cincinnati
New York
Milwaukee
Detroit
Los Angeles
Detroit
Chicago
Detroit
Cincinnati
Detroit
Cincinnati
Detroit
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Boston
Cincinnati
New York
Cincinnati
New York
Cincinnati
New York
Cincinnati
Texas
Cincinnati
Texas
Philadelphia
Texas
Philadelphia
Texas
Montreal
Texas
Montreal
Texas
Montreal
California
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Detroit
Chicago
California
Pittsburgh
California
San Diego
California
San Diego
Kansas City
San Diego
Cleveland
St. Louis
Boston
St. Louis
Texas
San Francisco
Texas
St. Louis
Texas
Florida
Texas
Florida
Texas
Florida
Texas
Los Angeles
Texas
Philadelphia
Texas
St. Louis
Texas
Houston
Texas
Houston
Anaheim
St. Louis
Anaheim
St. Louis
Detroit
San Francisco
Boston
Houston
Detroit
Los Angeles
Detroit
St. Louis
Minnesota
St. Louis
Minnesota
St. Louis
Minnesota
St. Louis
Baltimore
St. Louis
Baltimore
St. Louis
Kansas City
St. Louis
Kansas City
St. Louis
Kansas City
San Francisco
Kansas City
Cincinnati
Los Angeles
St. Louis
Kansas City
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Cleveland
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Gold Glove Catchers | Research by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Awards

Rawlings Gold Glove Award ®

Most Gold Gloves By A Catcher (5+)

13
10
9
7
6
5
5

Rawlings Gold Glove Award ®

League Records for Gold Glove Catchers

AL
13
NL
10
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Johnny Bench , who won ten consecutive Gold Gloves (1968-1977), is truly in a league by himself defensively and he was enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez matched that feat in the American League winning ten consecutive Gold Gloves (1992-2001) and he too was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot! Is this duo the greatest defensive catchers in baseball history? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever .

Did you know that Bob Boone was the first catcher to win a Gold Glove Award from both the American (1982 & 1986-1989) and National League (1978 & 1979)?

Johnny Bench (1968), Carlton Fisk (1972), and Charles Johnson (1995) each won Gold Glove Awards during their rookie season — the elite three!

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