Frank Robinson’s Lone Gold Glove Winning Season…
I am not sure how the voting for the Gold Glove Award was handled back during Robinson’s era, but for today’s game, there seems to be quiet a bit of political play occurring.
For the most part, today the award is hardly given to the league’s best defenders. Instead, it seems like the award is used to keep stars in the spotlight.
Frank Robinson won his only Gold Glove Award in 1958. In 138 games that year, Robinson spent time in left field, center field, and even third base. In total, he committed just five errors while amassing a fielding percentage of .991.
The other two National League winners from the outfield in 1958? Hank Aaron & Willie Mays. Solid company right there!!!