The MLB Immaculate Grid’s July 17 edition focuses on the Washington Nationals and the Gold Glove Award. One notable Nationals player who has received this prestigious honor is Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft, has been an integral part of the Nationals since their inception and played for the team for 16 seasons until 2021. Throughout his career, Zimmerman achieved All-Star recognition twice, won two Silver Slugger Awards, and earned a Gold Glove Award. His contributions were instrumental in the Nationals’ historic World Series victory in 2019. In 2009, Zimmerman also received the Fielding Bible Award for being the best fielding third baseman in Major League Baseball and became the first player to be presented with the ESPN Web Gems Award for having the most Top 10 plays on the “Baseball Tonight” show.
Other Washington Nationals players who have won the Gold Glove Award include Adam LaRoche, Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, and Larry Walker. LaRoche, who played for various teams including the Nationals, received his first Gold Glove Award in 2012 along with his first Silver Slugger Award.
These players have left a lasting impact on the Washington Nationals’ history and have been recognized for their outstanding defensive skills with the prestigious Gold Glove Award.