ESPN and Rawlings have announced the 2011 Gold Glove Winners. Here is the list from ESPN:
2011 Gold Glove Winners
|P Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers|
|C Yadier Molina, Cardinals|
|1B Joey Votto, Reds|
|2B Brandon Phillips, Reds|
|3B Placido Polanco, Phillies|
|SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies|
|LF Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks|
|CF Matt Kemp, Dodgers|
|RF Andre Ethier, Dodgers|
|C Matt Wieters, Orioles|
|1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox|
|2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox|
|3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers|
|SS Erick Aybar, Angels|
|LF Alex Gordon, Royals|
|CF Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox|
|RF Nick Markakis, Orioles|
- The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have 3 representatives each.
- Placido Polanco won a golden glove at 3rd base after bagging 2 at second base.
- The World Series champs is represented by catcher Yadier Molina who won his 4th straight.
- The World Series runners-up Rangers have a Gold Glover in Andrian Beltre.
- The Reds and the Orioles have 2 winners each.
- In the AL, no players from playoff teams Yankees, Tigers, and Rays made it to the list.
- Only the Brewers is unrepresented among 2011 NL Playoff teams.
- There are 9 first-timers in the 18 2011 Gold Glove winners.
- Ichiro’s Gold Glove streak ends after 10 years; no Mariners among finalists (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- MLB Gold Gloves: Who are your picks? (dugoutcentral.com)
- MLB Notebook: World Series Game 7 (mlb.mlb.com)
- San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval one of three finalists for NL Gold Glove at third base (sfgate.com)
- Matt Wieters headlines 2011 class of “Fielding Bible Awards” (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- MLB Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show To Air On ESPN (thebiglead.com)