Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips won his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award tonight. He had previously won in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Last season, Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney won the award.
Jay Bruce, the other Reds player nominated, did not win the award for right fielders. For the full list of winners go here.
No Reds won Gold Gloves in 2012. Joey Votto and Phillips won in 2011. Phillips, Scott Rolen and Bronson Arroyo won in 2010.
Johnny Bench won the Gold Glove ten years in a row (1968-77). Davey Concepcion won five, including four in a row. Joe Morgan also won five. Barry Larkin won three. Pete Rose won two as an OF in 1969-70. Eric Davis won three.
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