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Who was the first member of the Cubs to win a Gold Glove Award?
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My best guess is Ron Santo and the year would be 1964.

Ryne Sandberg in 1965?

Cesar Izturis? 2008?

Rawlings Gold? 1903?

Daryl Ward? 2007?

Sorry...

For Chad's sake, that should be DarylE.

Michael Barrett 2005

dave, when I read that second post, from the corner of my eye I thought it read "for Christ's sake...".

Perhaps "For Chad's sake" should be instituted as a new curse?

"Of for Chad's sake! It's Kerry WOOD, not Kerry WOODS, dumbass!"

Gold Gloves only awarded since sometime in the mid-50s.

Ken Hubbs? I think won before Santo. Did Ernie win one? I think he did, from reading something Bill James wrote.

agree DCF, I'm voting for Ken Hubbs. If that's the answer we need a link to AZ Phil's tribute to Hubbs

no one's really gotten it yet...

not Ken Hubbs

Now that I've peeked.

Ken Hubbs won in 1962, but he definitely isn't the answer. Randy Hundley won a GG in 1967, even Jody Davis one one!

won one! (excuse the phonetic spelling)

don kessinger?

glenn beckart

tinker

Evers

Chance

"Adam — July 17, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

Ryne Sandberg in 1965?"

Where to begin on this one?

pretty sure Adam was joking there...

someone said it but it didn't seem like their actual answer.

My guess,

Ernie banks and year?

1956?

I looked now too. This is tough.

Award questions like this are always interesting because you have to keep in mind that they haven't awarded all the awards forever. Last year was the 50th year of Gold Gloves, for example. The Cy Young award is somewhat similar; you can't hold it against Warren Spahn that he only won one Cy Young because they didn't offer the award until 1956, which wasn't until he was 15 years into his career.

Ernie Banks it is...the year was 1960.

Webby "Slick" McStretcherton, 1907

I think the Bill James comment I read on Ernie was to the effect that sometimes the gold glove is just awarded to someone because the league lacks a truly dominant player at the position. One of my partners swears that Ernie was a very good shortstop, with good hands and a good arm.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/gold...

Cub winners

Ernie Banks 1960
Ken Hubbs 1962
Ron Santo 1964-68
Randy Hundley 1967
Glenn Beckert 1968
Don Kessinger 1969-70
Ryne Sandberg 1983-1991
Bob Dernier 1984
Jody Davis 1986
Andre Dawson 1987-88
Greg Maddux 1990-92, 2004-05 (2006 also, began with Cubs)
Mark Grace 1992-93, 1995-96
Derrek Lee 2005

After I guessed, I looked up the real answer. According to B-R.com the first gold gloves weren't given out til 1957. Had I known that I would have guessed a different year, probably. Although I probably would have guessed 1957.

Didn't Bill Madlock win it?

I was going to guess Andy Pafko.

Kendall to start tonight, Bonds still needs to rest his poor legs that cant support all those roided up muscles any more.

That is according to ESPN 1000.

Gabby Hartnet, 1943.

Cubster,

The funnetic spellin I do believe would be 'wun wun'.

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