Molina wins fifth straight Gold Glove

Jenifer Langosch/

Already considered the gold standard at his position, Yadier Molina received more gold hardware to display as proof of that excellence.

During an hour-long program on ESPN2 Tuesday night, Molina was announced as the Rawlings Gold Glove winner, sealing the fifth straight year in which Molina has been voted the league’s best defensive catcher. He becomes the first Cardinals player since Jim Edmonds to receive a Gold Glove award for that many consecutive seasons.

Voting for the award is done by managers and coaches. Finishing closest to Molina in the vote were Arizona’s Miguel Montero and Philadelphia’s Carlos Ruiz.

“The league has many good catchers,” Molina said during the National League Championship Series. “I just want to be the best that I can. You have to think that way. If you get comfortable, you won’t be here for a long time. You can’t be comfortable in this game. You have to constantly work to get better.”

To read more on Molina’s Gold Glove season and learn about his opportunity to win a second Platinum Glove Award, go to

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Yadi you are amazing . we come to watch you in Jupiter at spring training . you seem like you are the teams morale and a wonderful catcher and you’re a great batter . I’m so happy for you and we root for the Cardinals no matter what !

So well deserved. I am proud to be a fan of a team who has THE best catcher in all of baseball. Congrats to all the Cards on their great season. Maybe a World Series next year? GO CARDS!!!!


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