Van Hyning: MLB pitchers in Puerto Rico winter ball

From SABR member Thomas Van Hyning at Béisbol 101 on March 29, 2019:

This is Part II in a series on Gold Gloves (GG) earned by MLB players who played pro ball during the winter months in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League. Seven MLB pitchers who once hurled in Puerto Rico have 24 Rawlings Gold Gloves (GG) between them: five American League (AL) and 19 National League (NL). This covers 1957-to-2018. In 1957, GG were awarded to nine total MLB players by position. From 1958-on, separate AL-NL recipients received this award.

Bob Gibson, a starter for the 1961-62 Santurce Crabbers, won nine straight GG with St. Louis, 1965-to-1973, second all-time in the NL to 18 by Greg Maddux. The first MLB pitcher to win GG post-Puerto Rico was Harvey Haddix, who won three straight GG with the 1958 Phillies and 1959-1960 Pittsburgh Pirates. Haddix pitched for the 1952-53 San Juan Senators.

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Originally published: April 1, 2019. Last Updated: April 1, 2019.