Showing posts with label BWAA Awards Dinner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BWAA Awards Dinner. Show all posts

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jose Reyes cheered by Mets Fans at Baseball Writer's dinner

He is no longer a Met, but Jose Reyes was still a Mets fan favorite at the Baseball Writers of America New York chapter awards dinner Saturday night.

Making his first public appearance since he bolted for the Marlins as a free agent, Reyes was cheered by fans in the audience when he was introduced.

Reyes was honored with the Good Guy Award and lived up to the honor by making it a point to thank Mets fans.
“I know I am not going to be here no more, but I appreciate all the support you gave me all these years,” Reyes said.

Gary Carter sends message to Mets Fans

Gary Carter is too ill to travel, but the former Mets catcher received a standing ovation when his name was mentioned last night.

Carter, who is fighting an uphill battle against brain cancer, sent a message via his children at an awards dinner.

“I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the city and people of New York,” said Carter, in a message read by his son, D.J. “I’ll never forget my first game in a Mets uniform on Opening Day in 1985 when I had the fortune of leading the team to victory with a walkoff home run.

“The fans were always supportive of me on the baseball field and continue to support me and my family since I was diagnosed with brain cancer in May.”

Carter was honored with the Arthur and Milton Richman “You Gotta Have Heart” Award at the Baseball Writers Association New York chapter’s annual dinner at the Hilton in Midtown.

Source: NY Post

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Gary Carter to be honored at the BWAA awards dinner on Jan. 21

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, diagnosed in May with a malignant brain tumor, will be

honored by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America at its annual dinner on Jan. 21.

Carter, who helped the New York Mets win the World Series in 1986, was voted the Milton and Arthur Richman You Gotta Have Heart award at the chapter’s annual meeting Monday.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who became the career saves leader this year with 603, will be given the Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town award. Yankees trainer Gene Monahan, retiring after 49 seasons, will be presented the William J. Slocum and Jack Lang Long & Meritorious Service award.

Toronto’s Jose Bautista was voted Sid Mercer/Dick Young Player of the Year, and St. Louis’ David Freese gets the Babe Ruth Award for postseason MVP.

The 1962 expansion Mets, who set a major league record with 120 losses, will receive the Willie, Mickey & The Duke award, and Tommy Davis will get the Casey Stengel You Could Look It Up award on the 50th anniversary of his NL batting title.

Jose Reyes, who may be leaving the New York Mets as a free agent, will get the Ben Epstein/Dan Castellano Good Guy award, and Yankees reliever David Robertson will receive the Joan Payson Award for community service. Robertson’s foundation assisted with tornado relief efforts in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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