I know, I know. I’m not supposed to be here today. But, it occurs to me that a lot of information is missed on the weekend, and I wanted to add one more post about the 88th annual awards dinner hosted by the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The dinner will be held on Saturday, January 22, at the Hilton New York, located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas between West 53rd and 54th Streets. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7, and nearly all of our chapter award and national award winners are expected to be there (plus some really amazing guests).
Tickets are $225 each and can be purchased through Phil Pepe (email@example.com or 201-871-5924).
It really is a great night. Come on out if you can make it. 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