Such an honor is reserved for winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Gomez was the Brewers' first winner since 1982.
"For the last six years, seven years, it's something that I thought I could win," Gomez said. "I have the ability, all I needed was opportunity and to be a little more consistent. I say thank you to the people who vote. All the managers realized my hard work. I'm proud of myself."
Gomez's glove goes back a while. It was his backup beginning in 2008, when he joined the Minnesota Twins. After the Twins traded Gomez to Milwaukee, it became his game glove.
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