Earlier today, Rawlings announced that Orioles CF ADAM JONES is one of this year’s American League Gold Glove Award recipients for defensive excellence in the outfield. The award, the first of Jones’ career, culminates a season in which the 24-year-old was also named to his first All-Star team and set new career-highs in nine offensive categories, including average, hits, runs and RBI.
Jones is the 13th overall Oriole and the first since MIKE MUSSINA in 1999 to be named as a Gold Glove Award winner. He is only the second Orioles outfielder to win a Gold Glove, joining PAUL BLAIR, who won the award eight times. Blair is tied for 8th most all-time among outfielders.
Each of the twelve other Orioles who received a Gold Glove won the award multiple times, led by BROOKS ROBINSON, who is tied for second place all-time with 16 Gold Gloves. Orioles players have earned a total of 59 Gold Gloves since the award was created in 1957, second-most in the American League, one behind the New York Yankees (60) and 18 more than the next-closest AL team, the Minnesota Twins (41).