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2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® finalists announced

ESPN2 to broadcast exclusive show unveiling MLB recipients Tuesday, October 29th

ST. LOUIS, MO - Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), today announced the finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, honoring the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League™ and National League™. Winners will be unveiled during a special, one-hour "Baseball Tonight - The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show" on ESPN2 Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

Rawlings first began highlighting the top-three defenders at each position in 2011. Since then, only 11 players have been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalist each year: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce and second baseman Brandon Phillips, Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle, New York second baseman Robinson Cano, Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon, Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy and catcher Matt Wieters, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

A number of players are vying for the designation as the best defender at their respective positions, including 26 former Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. The Baltimore Orioles™ lead all teams with six finalists, with first-time finalists Chris Davis and Manny Machado joining Hardy, Wieters, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis. The Kansas City Royals™ and Los Angeles Dodgers™ follow with five Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists each.

Tampa Bay's entire infield - first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria and shortstop Yunel Escobar - earned Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalist status. Last year, all three Atlanta Braves™ outfielders were nominated for the prestigious defensive honor.

The longest, active consecutive streak of Rawlings Gold Glove Award wins belongs to St. Louis' Molina with five, beginning in 2008. Kansas City's Gordon is next with two consecutive wins.

Each manager and up to six (6) coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their League, and cannot vote for players on their own team. For the first time in its 57-year history, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its new collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The SABR Defensive Index comprised of approximately 25 percent of the overall selection total, with the managers and coaches' vote continuing to carry the majority.

The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists are:


         Pos               Player                                        2013 Team     

         P                   Mark Buehrle                         Toronto Blue Jays™

                               R.A. Dickey                              Toronto Blue Jays™

                               Doug Fister                              Detroit Tigers™


         C                   Joe Mauer                               Minnesota Twins™

                               Salvador Perez                       Kansas City Royals™

                               Matt Wieters                          Baltimore Orioles™


         1B                 Chris Davis                               Baltimore Orioles™

                               Eric Hosmer                             Kansas City Royals™

                               James Loney                           Tampa Bay Rays™


         2B                 Robinson Cano                       New York Yankees™

                               Dustin Pedroia                       Boston Red Sox™

                               Ben Zobrist                              Tampa Bay Rays™


         3B                 Adrian Beltre                          Texas Rangers™

                               Evan Longoria                         Tampa Bay Rays™

                               Manny Machado                   Baltimore Orioles™


         SS                 Alcides Escobar                      Kansas City Royals™

                               Yunel Escobar                         Tampa Bay Rays™

                               J.J. Hardy                                  Baltimore Orioles™


         LF                  Yoenis Cespedes                   Oakland Athletics™

                               Andy Dirks                               Detroit Tigers™

                               Alex Gordon                           Kansas City Royals™


         CF                 Lorenzo Cain                           Kansas City Royals™

                               Jacoby Ellsbury                       Boston Red Sox™

                               Adam Jones                            Baltimore Orioles™


         RF                 Nick Markakis                         Baltimore Orioles™

                               Josh Reddick                           Oakland Athletics™

                               Shane Victorino                     Boston Red Sox™



         Pos               Player                                        2013 Team     

         P                   Patrick Corbin                        Arizona Diamondbacks™

                               Zack Greinke                           Los Angeles Dodgers™

                               Adam Wainwright                 St. Louis Cardinals™


         C                   A.J. Ellis                                     Los Angeles Dodgers™

                               Russell Martin                        Pittsburgh Pirates™

                               Yadier Molina                         St. Louis Cardinals™


         1B                 Paul Goldschmidt                 Arizona Diamondbacks™

                               Adrian Gonzalez                    Los Angeles Dodgers™

                               Anthony Rizzo                        Chicago Cubs™


         2B                 Darwin Barney                       Chicago Cubs™

                               Mark Ellis                                  Los Angeles Dodgers™

                               Brandon Phillips                     Cincinnati Reds™


         3B                 Nolan Arenado                      Colorado Rockies™

                               Juan Uribe                               Los Angeles Dodgers™

                               David Wright                           New York Mets™


         SS                 Ian Desmond                          Washington Nationals™

                               Andrelton Simmons             Atlanta Braves™

                               Troy Tulowitzki                       Colorado Rockies™


         LF                  Carlos Gonzalez                     Colorado Rockies™

                               Starling Marte                        Pittsburgh Pirates™

                               Eric Young Jr.                           New York Mets™


         CF                 Carlos Gomez                         Milwaukee Brewers™

                               Andrew McCutchen            Pittsburgh Pirates™

                               Denard Span                           Washington Nationals™


         RF                 Jay Bruce                                  Cincinnati Reds™

                               Jason Heyward                      Atlanta Braves™

                               Gerardo Parra                        Arizona Diamondbacks™


Following the ESPN2 announcement telecast, voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ presented by SABR will begin at, allowing the general public to weigh in as to who is "The Finest in the Field®" in both the American League and National League. Fans can only select one player among the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League. 


A combination of the international fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League's top defensive player.


The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners will be unveiled during the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles on Friday, November 8, 2013, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.



About the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®

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About Rawlings

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the sandlot to the pros. Rawlings' unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit or by phone at (314) 819-2800.


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