Since that time, Rawlings has distributed approximately
prestigious GOLDGLOVE® awards, all
which have consisted
the iconic gold baseball glove attached to asolid base. A photograph depicting Rawlings' prestigious GOLD GLOVE® award is attachedhereto as Exhibit
In addition, recipients who use Rawlings gloves are given a functional baseballglove for use on the field in professional play that includes metallic gold indicia on the gloveitself. Players covet this functional glove as a mark
achievement that is visible to thethousands
fans viewing an MLB game play both at the stadium and as televised.
The award is given annually to nine players from the American League and nineplayers from the National League. The managers and coaches in each league vote for therespective winners.
Over the past
years, the award has been bestowed on some
Smith, Johnny Bench, and Brooks Robinson, to name a few.Today, the award remains the highest symbol
defensive excellence and one which playersstrive to achieve.
The GOLD GLOVE AWARD®, is one
the most recognized and covetedawards in professional baseball.
The GOLD GLOVE AWARD® is a key aspect
Rawlings' promotion andmarketing for its sp01is equipment, particularly its baseball gloves.
The announcement and presentation
each award itself is accompanied by muchfanfare. The award announcements are televised and covered extensively by national andinternational media. In 2011, the presentation
the awards took place at a prestigious event inNew York City for the first time and will continue to take place on an annual basis.
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