Looking for a unique baseball experience during this cold and — until recently — quiet winter?
The New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America will hold its 88th annual awards dinner on Saturday, January 22 at the Hilton New York, located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas between West 53rd and 54 Streets. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7, and some of the biggest names in baseball will be in attendance.
Nearly all of our chapter award winners are expected to be there, and every national award winner is scheduled to attend. Bernie Williams and will perform with members of his band.
Tickets are $225 each and can be purchased through Phil Pepe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-871-5924).
Here is the complete list of the awards that will be presented at the dinner:
Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award: Joe Torre, Lou Piniella, Bobby Cox
Joan Payson Award for community service: George Steinbrenner
William J. Slocum-Jack Lang Award for Long and Meritorious Service: Bill Shannon
Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town Award: Robinson Cano
Ben Epstein-Dan Castellano Good Guy Award: Phil Hughes
Sid Mercer-Dick Young Player of the Year Award: Josh Hamilton
Babe Ruth Award (Postseason MVP): Tim Lincecum
Casey Stengel You Could Look It Up Award: Harmon Killebrew
Arthur and Milton Richman You Gotta Have Heart Award: R.A. Dickey
American League MVP: Josh Hamilton
National League MVP: Joey Votto
American League Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
National League Cy Young: Roy Halladay
American League Rookie of the Year: Neftali Feliz
National League Rookie of the Year: Buster Posey
American League Manager of the Year: Ron Gardenhire
National League Manager of the Year: Bud Black
I went to this dinner for the first time last year. It’s a great time, highly recommended.