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Berra and Teixeira honored tonight at Munson Awards Dinner

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 31, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra and first baseman Mark Teixeira will be among those honored at tonight’s Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in New York City.

Berra will receive the Munson Legend Award, given to the Yankees icon in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 championship.

Teixeira is one of four players receiving “Thurmans,” awarded based on success on the field and through philanthropic work off the field.

Here are some more details.

Who: The honorees – Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra (Legend Award); Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira; Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey; Basketball Hall of Famer/ St. John’s and Warriors guard Chris Mullin; Georgetown/NBA star center Dikembe Mutombo (all accept Thurman Munson Awards); Mets infielder Daniel Murphy (inaugural Thurman Rising Star Award); Robert Tillis, Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Bag and Paper Co., Inc., (Corporate Hero); Thurman’s widow Diana Munson.

What: The 32nd annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner to benefit AHRC New York City Foundation

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York City

When: Tuesday night, January 31, 2012

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