Everybody is talking about the Boston Red Sox and the last time they won a MLB title at Fenway Park, but there’s one player from the St. Louis Cardinals that has to be recognized.

The Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina was elected for sixth straight year for the Golden Globe award.

Yadier-Molina

Yadier Molina

He beat out the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Russell Martin and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Ellis. In most of the MLB sportsbook reviews, Molina was the favorite.

Molina, 31, became the second catcher in the history of the National League to win six in a row. The first player to do it was Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds, who won this award in 10 straight seasons, from 1968 to 1977.

Ivan Rodriguez

The record for most Golden Gloves for a catcher is owned by Puerto Rican Ivan Rodriguez, who won 13 in 21 seasons. He won ten consecutive with the Texans Rangers, and then he got three more with the Detroit Tigers. “Pudge” is considered one of the best in the history of Major League Baseball.

Molina is third of all time tied with Jim Sundberg, only behind Rodriguez and Bob Boone, who had seven. Boone won four in the American League, four with the Angels and one with the Royals, and in the National League got two straight with the Philadelphia Phillies.

“Yadi”, as it is called by St. Louis Fans, made his debut with the Cardinals on 2004Has two World Series titles (2006, 2011) and has been elected to the All Star Game five times. In ten seasons, Molina has 1,183 hits and 89 home runs, with a batting average of .284.

Since 1957, Rawlings has presented Gold Gloves to the finest fielders at their positions. Managers and coaches vote for players in their league but cannot choose their own guys.

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