2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Finalists Announced ESPN2 to broadcast exclusive show unveiling MLB recipients Tuesday, October 29th

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), today announced the finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, honoring the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League™ and National League™.  Winners will be unveiled during a special, one-hour "Baseball Tonight – The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show" on ESPN2 Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

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Rawlings first began highlighting the top-three defenders at each position in 2011.  Since then, only 11 players have been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalist each year: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce and second baseman Brandon Phillips, Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle, New York second baseman Robinson Cano, Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon, Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy and catcher Matt Wieters, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

A number of players are vying for the designation as the best defender at their respective positions, including 26 former Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners.  The Baltimore Orioles™ lead all teams with six finalists, with first-time finalists Chris Davis and Manny Machado joining Hardy, Wieters, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis.  The Kansas City Royals™ and Los Angeles Dodgers™ follow with five Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists each.

Tampa Bay's entire infield – first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria and shortstop Yunel Escobar – earned Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalist status.  Last year, all three Atlanta Braves™ outfielders were nominated for the prestigious defensive honor.

The longest, active consecutive streak of Rawlings Gold Glove Award wins belongs to St. Louis' Molina with five, beginning in 2008.  Kansas City's Gordon is next with two consecutive wins.

Each manager and up to six (6) coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their League, and cannot vote for players on their own team.  For the first time in its 57-year history, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its new collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).  The SABR Defensive Index comprised of approximately 25 percent of the overall selection total, with the managers and coaches' vote continuing to carry the majority.

The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists are:

AMERICAN LEAGUE


Pos               

Player                                        

2013 Team                                            


P                   

Mark Buehrle                           

Toronto Blue Jays™



R.A. Dickey                              

Toronto Blue Jays™



Doug Fister                               

Detroit Tigers™






C                   

Joe Mauer                                 

Minnesota Twins™



Salvador Perez                         

Kansas City Royals™



Matt Wieters                            

Baltimore Orioles™






1B                

Chris Davis                               

Baltimore Orioles™



Eric Hosmer                              

Kansas City Royals™



James Loney                              

Tampa Bay Rays™






2B                

Robinson Cano                        

New York Yankees™



Dustin Pedroia                         

Boston Red Sox™



Ben Zobrist                               

Tampa Bay Rays™






3B                

Adrian Beltre                            

Texas Rangers™



Evan Longoria                          

Tampa Bay Rays™



Manny Machado                     

Baltimore Orioles™






SS                 

Alcides Escobar                       

Kansas City Royals™



Yunel Escobar                          

Tampa Bay Rays™



J.J. Hardy                                   

Baltimore Orioles™






LF                 

Yoenis Cespedes                      

Oakland Athletics™



Andy Dirks                                

Detroit Tigers™



Alex Gordon                              

Kansas City Royals™






CF                 

Lorenzo Cain                             

Kansas City Royals™



Jacoby Ellsbury                        

Boston Red Sox™



Adam Jones                               

Baltimore Orioles™






RF                 

Nick Markakis                          

Baltimore Orioles™



Josh Reddick                             

Oakland Athletics™



Shane Victorino                       

Boston Red Sox™

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE             


Pos           

Player                                        

2013 Team                                           


P              

Patrick Corbin                          

Arizona Diamondbacks™



Zack Greinke                             

Los Angeles Dodgers™



Adam Wainwright                   

St. Louis Cardinals™






C              

A.J. Ellis                                     

Los Angeles Dodgers™



Russell Martin                         

Pittsburgh Pirates™



Yadier Molina                          

St. Louis Cardinals™






1B            

Paul Goldschmidt                   

Arizona Diamondbacks™



Adrian Gonzalez                      

Los Angeles Dodgers™



Anthony Rizzo                           

Chicago Cubs™






2B           

Darwin Barney                         

Chicago Cubs™



Mark Ellis                                 

Los Angeles Dodgers™



Brandon Phillips                     

Cincinnati Reds™






3B            

Nolan Arenado                         

Colorado Rockies™



Juan Uribe                                 

Los Angeles Dodgers™



David Wright                            

New York Mets™






SS             

Ian Desmond                            

Washington Nationals™



Andrelton Simmons                

Atlanta Braves™



Troy Tulowitzki                        

Colorado Rockies™






LF             

Carlos Gonzalez                       

Colorado Rockies™



Starling Marte                          

Pittsburgh Pirates™



Eric Young Jr.                            

New York Mets™






CF              

Carlos Gomez                           

Milwaukee Brewers™



Andrew McCutchen                 

Pittsburgh Pirates™



Denard Span                             

Washington Nationals™






RF             

Jay Bruce                                   

Cincinnati Reds™



Jason Heyward                         

Atlanta Braves™



Gerardo Parra                          

Arizona Diamondbacks™

 

Following the ESPN2 announcement telecast, voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ presented by SABR will begin at www.rawlings.com, allowing the general public to weigh in as to who is "The Finest in the Field®" in both the American League and National League.  Fans can only select one player among the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League. 

A combination of the international fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.

The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners will be unveiled during the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles on Friday, November 8, 2013, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

About the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®
The Rawlings Gold Glove Award® is a registered trademark owned by Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.  The award is correctly identified as the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The name should not be shortened, abbreviated or otherwise misused.  Proper identification of this service mark using the registration symbol and the Rawlings name is important to protect the integrity of the program and perpetuate this worthy tradition.  For more information, please visit www.rawlingsgoldglove.com.

About Rawlings
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide.  Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the sandlot to the pros.  Rawlings' unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®.  For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

 

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