Gold Glove winners from the Dominican Republic
Seattle Mariners third-baseman Adrian Beltre became the first Gold Glove winner at his position ever from the Dominican Republic in 2007. Countryman Placido Polanco, the Detroit Tigers second baseman, joined Beltre on the American League squad after going the entire season without committing a single error.
With Beltre and Polanco in the club, twelve Dominicans have now combined to win a total of twenty-eight Gold Gloves, including at least one at every position.
Here is the complete list of Dominicans that won Gold Glove awards:
JOAQUIN ANDUJAR – 1984 Cardinals
TONY PENA – 1983-1985 Pirates & 1991 Red Sox
ALBERT PUJOLS – 2006 Cardinals
LUIS CASTILLO – 2003-2005 Marlins
PLACIDO POLANCO – 2007 Tigers
ADRIAN BELTRE – 2007 Mariners
TONY FERNANDEZ – 1986-1989 Blue Jays
ALFREDO GRIFFIN – 1985 A’s
NEIFI PEREZ – 2000 Rockies
CESAR CEDENO – 1972-1976 Astros
CESAR GERONIMO – 1974-1977 Reds
RAUL MONDESI – 1995 & 1997 Dodgers