Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

The annual Thurman Munson awards ceremony will be held February 2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Joba Chamberlain will be one of the recipients of the award for philanthropic work in the community and excellence in competition. It will be the 30th anniversary of the event. This is good to see with Joba after the rough offseason he had last year with the DUI and all the stuff going on with his mother. The other recipients will be Cubs manager Lou Piniella, former Yankee and Met Daryl Strawberry, Knicks point guard Chris Duhon and Yonkers raceway two-time champion harness driver Jason Bartlett. Diana Munson who is Thurmans widow has been involved in the benefit since it's inception and has raised nearly 10 million dollars to assist children and adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. Len Berman the longtime NY sportscaster, formerly of NBC will serve as master of ceremonies for the 16th consecutive year. Lou Piniella will receive the "Legend Award" for his long and meritous service to baseball. Lou played 18 seasons in the big leagues, 11 of them with the Yankees and will be going into his 22nd season as a manager.

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