By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the first time since 1987, a Pirates’ catcher has been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner.READ MORE: FBI Investigates Slew Of Threats At Pittsburgh-Area School Districts
Jacob Stallings was announced as a gold glove winner on Sunday after he was a finalist last season.
In the 2021 season, Stallings led all MLB catchers in defensive runs saved with 21 and a pitch block rate of 95.5%.READ MORE: AP Sources: Dr. Oz Plans To Join Pennsylvania US Senate Race
He played 892 innings without allowing a passed ball, making him the only catcher without a passed ball among those with at least 500 innings caught.
Stallings becomes the first Pirates catcher to win the award since Mike LaVallieere won the award in 1987.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Should You Expect Another Relief Payment?
He is also the 19th Pirates player to win the award since Rawlings began giving out the award in 1957.