On Sunday, three Phillies will vie for the Gold Glove; they look to become the team’s first Gold Glover since franchise hits leader Jimmy Rollins in 2012.
On the same day that Joe Girardi was announced as the Phillies’ 55th all-time manager, Thursday, October 24, three Phillies players were named finalists for the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions: catcher J.T. Realmuto, right fielder Bryce Harper, and right-hander Aaron Nola.
All three are looking for their first Gold Glove honors on Sunday.
The Phillies’ three Gold Glove finalists come just one season after having no finalists in 2018, when they were last in Major League Baseball in defensive runs saved (-146).
At least one Phillie won a Gold Glove Award in seven straight seasons from 2006 to 2012. And, albeit being a six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Chase Utley was never one of them.
Click through to see the five most recent Phillies “gold glovers,” all of whom were teammates of Utley’s.