Extractions: Online Store Soapbox Updates Forum Rauzulu's Street Home Hockey Football Basketball ... Soccer Rauzulu's Baseball Menu Latest Sports News Questions or Comments? Post on our Message Board or Major League Baseball (MLB) Awards - Gold Glove Awards Additional Major League Baseball (MLB) pages on Rauzulu' Street: The Gold Glove Award was announced by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. on Oct. 2, 1957. A panel of sportswriters was chosen to choose the major leagues' outstanding defensive player at each position. In 1958, an award was given for each position in each major league, with players doing the voting. Managers and coaches have selected the Gold Glove teams since 1965, with the provision that they can't vote players from their own teams.Each winner receives a glove or mitt made of gold-finished leather, mounted on a hardwood stand with an engraved plate bearing the player's name, position, team, and year of the award.