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Today’s featured list

A gold-tanned leather baseball glove flanked by two golden baseballs affixed to a walnut trophy base.

In Major League Baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are presented annually to the players at each position judged to have shown superior individual fielding performances throughout the season. Since awards are presented in both the National and American Leagues, 18 Gold Gloves (pictured) have been given each year since 1958, after nine awards were presented in the inaugural 1957 season. Because ties in the voting are permissible, 19 awards have been presented twice, when four outfielders won, in 1985 and 2007. The Gold Glove is presented to outfielders irrespective of their specific position. Critics have argued that the three outfield positions are not equivalent defensively, supporting other defensive recognition such as the Fielding Bible Awards. Pitcher Greg Maddux has won the most Gold Gloves of any player, capturing 18 from 1990 to 2002 and 2004 to 2008. The only player ever to win Gold Gloves as an infielder and outfielder is Darin Erstad, who won as an outfielder in 2000 and 2002, and as a first baseman in 2004.