NEW YORK – November 13, 2015 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), announced that Tampa Bay Rays™ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and St. Louis Cardinals™ catcher Yadier Molina won the 2015 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ presented by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) in their respective Leagues.
The winners were unveiled Friday night during the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, where the game’s defensive stars accepted their hardware from some of baseball’s greatest legends.
Molina’s win represents his fourth Rawlings Platinum Glove Award in the 5-year history of the award, which honors the best defensive player among the nine Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. In 2014, Molina and Kansas City Royals™ left fielder Alex Gordon were the winners of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award. Molina also won the NL award in 2011 and ’12.
Kiermaier celebrated his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award earlier this week and his 29.2 SABR Defensive Index™ ranking, tops among all players in 2015, helped him take home the American League™ trophy for the Platinum Glove Award.
The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners are determined by combining votes based on an adjusted SABR Defensive Index for each of the nine Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in each League and the votes from baseball fans worldwide.
Voting began at the conclusion of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show on ESPN2’s “Baseball Tonight” on November 10, 2015, and ended 36 hours later. Fan discussion surrounding the Award on social media was fostered in part by some teams’ open campaigning for their respective nominees. SABR President Vince Gennaro announced the winners live on stage during the Hollywood award show format.
- Click here to view the final results of the SABR Defensive Index for the 2015 season
- Check out the winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards here
- Learn more about the SABR Defensive Index’s role in the Gold Glove process at SABR.org/SDI
About the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™
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About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering research and disseminating the history and record of baseball. Founded in 1971, SABR has more than 6,300 members worldwide and has established itself as a vibrant baseball community and a premier distributor of ground-breaking baseball information. SABR features more than 70 chapters and 29 research committees, and produces three annual publications – two editions of The Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime – in addition to other print and e-books. SABR also hosts annual events, including the National Convention each summer, and the SABR Analytics Conference in March in Phoenix. For more information about SABR, go to SABR.org.
Originally published: November 13, 2015. Last Updated: May 12, 2020.