Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon won his second consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday.
The former Nebraska player became the first Royal to win back-to-back Gold Gloves since Frank White in 1986 and 1987. Gordon finished second in the majors with 17 outfield assists, two behind teammate Jeff Francoeur, and committed just two errors for a .994 fielding percentage.
Meanwhile, Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy was among a group of nine players honored for the first time for their fielding excellence.
Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen, San Diego third baseman Chase Headley and Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick also were first-time selections.
The Orioles were the only team with three winners. Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were second-time choices, joining Hardy for the awards chosen by major league managers and coaches and presented by Rawlings.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina won for the fifth straight year and Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira added his fifth award. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins and Miami pitcher Mark Buehrle became four-time winners.
The other first-time winners in the NL were Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche, Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney and Atlanta right fielder Jason Heyward.
In the AL, pitchers Jake Peavy of the White Sox and Jeremy Hellickson shared the honor as first-time winners. This was only the third time since the Gold Gloves were first presented in 1957 that there was a tie.
Also winning this year: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
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