It Is A California Gold Rush All Over Again

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 02: Pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a pop fly on a bunt attempt by Jeff Mathis (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 2, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, and Andre Ethier all won Gold Gloves tonight surprising just about all Dodger fans. 


Eric Stephen hit all the important points here regarding the historical perspective on Dodger Gold Gloves:

Club history: There have only been four Dodgers pitchers to win a Gold Glove. Andy Messersmith won a pair in 1974-1975 and was so good he decided to see what he was worth on the open market. Fernando Valenzuela won 21 games in 1986, and added a Gold Glove to his mantel. Greg Maddux was acquired twice by the Dodgers in post All-Star break deals, in 2006 and 2008, and he won in both seasons, part of an amazing run of 18 in 19 years for the all-time leader in Gold Gloves.

Kershaw will try to match Orel Hershiser, who in 1988 won both the Gold Glove and Cy Young Award. The only other pitchers to take home both honors in the same season are Maddux (1992-1995), Bret Saberhagen (1989), Jim Palmer (1976), and Bob Gibson (1968, 1970).

This Gold Glove will just be the beginning of the hardware that Clayton will be collecting.

Matt Kemp won his second gold glove, this time specific to center field.

Club history: Dodgers center fielders to win Gold Gloves are Willie Davis (1971-1973), Steve Finley (2004), and Kemp (2009).

Andre who made zero errors all year translated that into the Dodgers 3rd gold glove of the evening.

Club history: The only Dodgers right fielder to win a Gold Glove was Raul Mondesi, who picked up the honors in 1995 and 1997.

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