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Sabathia and Swisher among local BBWAA award winners

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Last week, the New York chapter of the BBWAA voted on its local awards, which will be presented at its annual awards dinner on Saturday, January 19, at the New York Hilton. The MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards  will be presented that night, along with these nine local chapter honors.

Joan Payson Award (for community service)
CC Sabathia

Ben Epstein/Dan Castellano Good Guy (for professionalism with media)
Nick Swisher

Toast of the Town
R.A. Dickey

You Can Look It Up Award
Jim Abbott

Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award
1973 Mets

Sid Mercer/Dick Young Player of the Year
Miguel Cabrera

Babe Ruth Award (for postseason excellence)
Pablo Sandoval

William Slocum-Jack Lang Long and Meritorious Service Award
Chipper Jones

Arthur and Milton Richman You Gotta Have Heart Award
Michael Weiner and Jim Duquette
MLBPA executive director Weiner has been treated for a brain tumor, while former Mets GM Duquette donated a kidney to his 10-year-old daughter, Lindsey.

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