TUESDAY BASELINE ITEMS: GOLD GLOVE, GABP CLUBHOUSE TOURS
2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Announcement Show Back for Second Year
ESPN2 to broadcast exclusive show unveiling MLB recipients Tuesday, October 30th
ST. LOUIS, MO – October 29, 2012 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), today announced that for the second consecutive year, ESPN2 will air the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Announcement Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards honor the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League™ and National League™, as voted by major-league managers and coaches.
Guest presenters Sandy Alomar, Jr. and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Andre Dawson and Ozzie Smith will unveil the winners during the announcement show.
Changes implemented into the award program last year remain for 2012, including the separation of the three outfield positions and the unveiling of the top-three finalists plus ties at each position.
A number of players are vying for the designation as the best defender at his position, including 21 past recipients and 11 reigning Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. The Cincinnati Reds™ lead all teams with six finalists, including reigning Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto. The battle for National League pitcher includes three former winners of the award: Cincinnati’s Bronson Arroyo (2010 NL winner), Miami’s Mark Buehrle (3-time AL winner with the Chicago White Sox™) and defending NL winner, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers™.
The longest, active consecutive streak of Rawlings Gold Glove Award wins belongs to St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina with four, beginning in 2008.
Each manager and up to six (6) coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their League, and cannot vote for players on their own team. The 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists are:
Pos Player 2012 Team
Pitcher: J. Hellickson Tampa Bay Rays™
Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox™
C.J. Wilson Los Angeles Angels™ of Anaheim
Catcher: Alex Avila Detroit Tigers™
Russell Martin New York Yankees™
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago White Sox™
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles™
1B Adrian Gonzalez Boston Red Sox™
Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals™
Mark Teixeira New York Yankees™
2B Dustin Ackley Seattle Mariners™
Robinson Cano New York Yankees™
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox™
3B Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers™
Brandon Inge Oakland Athletics™
Mike Moustakas Kansas City Royals™
SS Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers™
J.J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles™
Brendan Ryan Seattle Mariners™
LF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals™
D. Jennings Tampa Bay Rays™
David Murphy Texas Rangers™
CF Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers™
Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles™
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels™ of Anaheim
RF Shin-Soo Choo Cleveland Indians™
Jeff Francoeur Kansas City Royals™
Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics™
Pos Player 2012 Team
Pitcher: Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds™
Mark Buehrle Miami Marlins™
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers™
Catcher: Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals™
Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks™
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies™
1B Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves™
Adam LaRoche Washington Nationals™
Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds™
2B Darwin Barney Chicago Cubs™
Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks™
Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds™
3B Chase Headley San Diego Padres™
Aramis Ramirez Milwaukee Brewers™
David Wright New York Mets™
SS Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds™
Ian Desmond Washington Nationals™
Jose Reyes Miami Marlins™
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies™
LF Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers™
Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies™
Martin Prado Atlanta Braves™
CF Michael Bourn Atlanta Braves™
A. McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates™
Drew Stubbs Cincinnati Reds™
RF Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds™
Andre Ethier Los Angeles Dodgers™
Jason Heyward Atlanta Braves™
Following the ESPN2 announcement telecast, voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ will begin at http://www.rawlings.com, allowing the general public to weigh in as to who is “The Finest in the Field®” in each League. To determine the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners, fans can only select one player among the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League.
The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners will be unveiled during the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony presented by Gold Sport Collectibles on Friday, November 9, 2012, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, with Jerry Seinfeld entertaining this year’s Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients and key executives in the industry, and Joe Piscopo serving as the master of ceremonies.
About the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®
The Rawlings Gold Glove Award® is a registered trademark owned by Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. The award is correctly identified as the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The name should not be shortened, abbreviated or otherwise misused. Proper identification of this service mark using the registration symbol and the Rawlings name is important to protect the integrity of the program and perpetuate this worthy tradition. For more information, please visit http://www.rawlingsgoldglove.com.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the sandlot to the pros. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit http://www.rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit http://www.jarden.com.
Reds HOF & Museum offers tours of Reds Clubhouse
CINCINNATI (Oct. 29, 2012) — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is once again offering
offseason tours of Great American Ball Park that include the Reds clubhouse.
The two hour “VIP” tour features stops in the:
- Reds Clubhouse
- Visitors Clubhouse
- Field Level Media Interview Room
- Radio & TV Broadcast Booths
…along with all stops of the Scotts® Great American Ball Park Tour including the dugout, press box,
Diamond Club, FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club and Riverfront Club.
The tours start Nov. 3 and are available on Saturday afternoons at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. only.
Space is limited and often sells out in advance. Tours run weekly until March 16.
Tour tickets and pricing are available at:
- (513) 765-7923
- In person at the HOF Box Office, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of
Fame & Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in
1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since
its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. The museum
features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and
storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.