The New York chapter of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America puts on a terrific (and star-studded) gala every year, and this year figures to be no exception. The dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the New York Hilton. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7.
All of the major award winners are expected to be there, as well as the recipients of the New York chapter awards and other assorted stars. Current Yankees that should be in the house include Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. Joe Mauer, Tim Lincecum, Albert Pujols and (your favorite) Mike Scioscia are among others expected to attend as well. Hall of Famers usually stop by, so don’t be surprised to see Andre Dawson there, too.
I can’t stress how great an event this is if you’re a baseball fan. I still remember going to my first dinner and listening to Sandy Koufax – Sandy Koufax! – talk pitching. There aren’t too many meals where that happens.
If you’re interested in attending this year, tickets are $225 and can be purchased by getting in touch with Phil Pepe either via e-mail or phone at 201-871-5924.