Johnny Bench, who won ten consecutive Gold Gloves (1968-1977), is truly in a league by himself defensively and he was enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez matched that feat in the American League winning ten consecutive Gold Gloves (1992-2001) — will he be enshrined on his first ballot? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever.
Did you know that Bob Boone was the first catcher to win a Gold Glove Award from both the American (1982 & 1986-1989) and National League (1978 & 1979)?
Johnny Bench (1968), Carlton Fisk (1972) and Charles Johnson (1995) each won Gold Glove Awards during their rookie season — the elite three.