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Steinbrenner, Cano, Hughes to be honored at BBWAA dinner

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 (philpepman@cs.com 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