A day after winning a Silver Slugger Award, Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was awarded his first Gold Glove this afternoon.
Varitek had a fielding percentage of .990, with eight errors on the season. He threw out 21 of 86 would-be base stealers, and had seven passed balls.
He becomes the first Red Sox player to win a Gold Glove since 1991, when catcher Tony Pena earned the honor. Varitek is the third catcher to win it, joining Carlton Fisk (1972) and Pena.
Other American League Gold Glove winners included outfielders Ichiro Suzuki, Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells, third baseman Eric Chavez, shortstop Derek Jeter, pitcher Kenny Rogers, first baseman Mark Teixeira, and second baseman Orlando Hudson.
1957 Frank Malzone, 3B #
1958 Frank Malzone, 3B, Jimmy Piersall, CF
1959 Frank Malzone, 3B, Jackie Jensen, RF
1963 Carl Yastrzemski, OF
1965 Carl Yastrzemski, OF
1967 George Scott, 1B,Carl Yastrzemski, OF
1968 George Scott, 1B, Carl Yastrzemski, OF, Reggie Smith, OF
1969 Carl Yastrzemski, OF
1971 Carl Yastrzemski, OF, George Scott, 1B
1972 Carlton Fisk, C, Doug Griffin, 2B,
1975 Fred Lynn, OF
1976 Dwight Evans, OF
1977 Carl Yastrzemski, OF
1978 Dwight Evans, OF, Fred Lynn, OF
1979 Rick Burleson, SS, Dwight Evans, OF, Fred Lynn, OF
1980 Fred Lynn, OF
1981 Dwight Evans, OF
1982 Dwight Evans, OF
1983 Dwight Evans, OF
1984 Dwight Evans, OF
1985 Dwight Evans, OF
1990 Mike Boddicker, P, Ellis Burks, OF
1991 Tony Peña, C
2005 Jason Varitek, C
# One major league team Gold Glove team was selected, rather than one for each league