Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals walks back to the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 7, 2012 in Anaheim, California.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals have a Gold Glove winner for the second straight year.
Left fielder Alex Gordon found out Tuesday night he won back-to-back American League Gold Glove awards for performing the best at his position in the American League. He’s the first Royals player to pull that off since second baseman Frank White in 1986-87. Gordon joins Amos Otis as the only Royals outfielders to win the award multiple times. Otis accomplished that feat in 1971 and 1973-74.
Gordon finished second in Major League Baseball with 17 outfield assists. He committed just two errors for a .994 fielding percentage, best in the American league. Gordon’s Gold Glove award is the 20th given out to Royals players all-time.
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and right fielder Jeff Francouer were named finalists for the Gold Glove award but didn’t win. Francouer led MLB with 19 outfield assists. The American League managers and coaches voted for the Gold Glove awards.
Voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award has started at www.rawlings.com. The public can vote on that website to decide who is “The Finest in the Field” in each league. Voting goes until Nov. 6 at 11 p.m. CT. The winners will be announced Nov. 9.
Voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ will begin tonight at 9:15 p.m. CT at www.rawlings.com, allowing the general public to weigh in as to who is “The Finest in the Field®” in each League. Voting runs through Tuesday, November 6 at 11 p.m. CT. To determine the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners, fans can only select one player among the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League.
Here is a list of the 20 Royals’ gold glove winners:
1971 – Amos Otis (OF)
1973 – Amos Otis (OF)
1974 – Amos Otis (OF)
1977 – Al Cowens (OF), Frank White (2B)
1978 – Frank White (2B)
1979 – Frank White (2B)
1980 – Frank White (2B), Willie Wilson (OF)
1981 – Frank White (2B)
1982 – Frank White (2B)
1985 – George Brett (3B)
1986 – Frank White (2B)
1987 – Frank White (2B)
1989 – Bob Boone (C), Bret Saberhagen (P)
2000 – Jermaine Dye (OF)
2006 – Mark Grudzielanek (2B)
2011 – Alex Gordon (OF)
2012 – Alex Gordon (OF)
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