Steinbrenner, Cano, Hughes to be honored at BBWAA dinner

January, 15, 2011
The late George M. Steinbrenner III will be one of three Yankees honored when the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America holds its 88th annual awards dinner on Saturday, January 22 at the Hilton New York (1335 6th Ave. between West 53rd and 54 Streets).

Steinbrenner will be posthumously awarded the Joan Payson Award for community service. Robinson Cano will receive the Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town Award. Phil Hughes will be given the Ben Epstein-Dan Castellano Good Guy Award. In addition, Bernie Williams and his band will perform live.

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner slated to get underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are available to the public at $225 each and can be purchased through Phil Pepe ( or 201-871-5924).

Here is the complete list of the awards that will be presented at the dinner. Nearly all of the winners are expected to attend, including all eight national award winners:

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
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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