Rodriguez followed the previous year with a major league-best 57 HR, 142 RBIs and 389 total bases in 2002,  becoming the first player to lead the majors in all three categories since 1984. His nine home runs in April matched a team record that was shared (through 2008) with Iván Rodríguez (2000), Carl Everett (2003), and Ian Kinsler (2007). He had the 6th-most home runs in AL history, the most since Roger Maris ' league record 61 in 1961 and the most ever for a shortstop for the 2nd straight year. He won the Babe Ruth Home Run Award for leading MLB in homers that season.  He also won his first Gold Glove Award , awarded for outstanding defense.