RIP Elmer Blasco, inventor of the Gold Glove

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Elmer Blasco, who worked in marketing for Rawlings, passed away last Friday.  Blasco was responsible for inventing the concept of the Gold Glove Award. 

From the Daily Herald: 

"I felt that since we represented defense with our gloves we should do something to honor the best in that area," Mr. Blasco, a 50-year resident of Mount Prospect, told the Daily Herald in 1981. "And what better way than with a glove, a golden glove at that."

He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and won his own Gold Glove for his effort in creating the award.

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