The Cardinals held a record of five Gold Glove recipients this season. St. Louis is the first ever team to do this. Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill, Harrison Bader and Tommy Edman took home the National League Gold Glove Award at their respective positions. Bader and Edman are both first-ever recipients of the award. Arenado won his ninth, Goldschmidt his fourth and O’Neill takes gold in back-to-back seasons. These awards were presented after the Cards led Majors in defensive runs saved.
In 2021, Gold Glove winners were Michael Taylor and Andrew Benintendi of the Royals. Benintendi was the American League’s winner for left field, and Taylor won for his work in center field. It’s the 11th straight year that a Royals player has won a Gold Glove. Whit Merrifield, Salvador Perez, and Whit Merrifield were also nominated.