Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith won 13 Gold Gloves, more than any other shortstop in the history of Major League Baseball.
That tally is tied with Ivan Rodriguez (catcher) for the fourth most Gold Gloves among all players, behind only pitchers Greg Maddux and Jim Kaat, and third basemen Brooks Robinson.
Smith won his first two Gold Gloves for the San Diego Padres in 1980 and 1981 before a trade on December 10, 1981, brought him to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange (in part) for Pads shortstop Garry Templeton.
Templeton himself garnered a Silver Slugger award and All-Star selection in San Diego, but the Cards undoubtedly got the better of the deal in the long-term.
Not only did The Wizard of Oz go on to win 11 straight Gold Gloves in St. Louis, he also helped the Cards to four division crowns, three National League pennants, and World Series championship before wrapping up his Cooperstown-bound career in 1996.
The list of shortstops with the most Gold Gloves behind Ozzie includes:
- Omar Vizquel (11)
- Luis Aparicio (9)
- Mark Belanger (8)
- Davey Concepcion (5)
- Derek Jeter (5)