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St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado, left, and Paul Goldschmidt celebrate as 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Over the last two seasons, no National League team has flashed better leather than the St. Louis Cardinals.

For the second straight year, the Cardinals won the Rawlings team Gold Glove Award, which recognizes the best defensive team in each league. The New York Yankees won in the American League.

This was the third year team awards have been presented. Individual player Gold Gloves have been awarded since 1957.

Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won his 10th Gold Glove and sixth Platinum Glove (signifying the best overall fielder in the NL) in 2022 and rookie Brendan Donovan won the first-ever Gold Glove as a utility player. Tommy Edman was a finalist at both second base and utility but won neither after capturing the Gold Glove at second base in 2021. Similarly, Paul Goldschmidt, a four-time winner at first base, was a finalist but not a winner in 2022.

The Cardinals committed only 66 errors last season, fewest in the major leagues. St. Louis also paced the majors in chances (6,074), assists (1,701), double plays (181) and fielding percentage (.989).