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Cano, Hughes to be honored at BBWAA dinner

Cano, Hughes to be honored at BBWAA dinner

Cano, Hughes to be honored at BBWAA dinner
NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano and Phil Hughes will be presented with awards from the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America at its annual dinner on Jan. 22.

The gala affair, to be held at the New York Hilton, also features the presentation of baseball's eight national awards to both league's MVPs, Cy Youngs, Rookies of the Year and Managers of the Year.

Cano has been selected for the Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town Award, coming off a breakout season in which he batted .319 with 29 home runs and 109 RBIs in 160 games for New York.

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Hughes is being presented with the Good Guy Award after posting a career-high 18 victories and his first career All-Star Game selection, recording a 4.19 ERA in 31 games (29 starts).

Longtime Yankees principal owner George M. Steinbrenner, who passed away on July 13 at age 80, will also be posthumously honored with the Joan Payson Award for community service.

The New York chapter is also welcoming a trio of retiring managers for the Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award, honoring Bobby Cox, Lou Piniella and Joe Torre, who combined for 6,887 victories, 12 pennants and six World Series titles at the helm of their respective clubs.

The Mets will be represented at the function by pitcher R.A. Dickey, who has been selected for the You Gotta Have Heart Award.

Other award winners selected by the New York BBWAA chapter are Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.

Tickets for the 88th annual BBWAA dinner are priced at $225 and can be purchased by e-mailing Phil Pepe at philpepman@cs.com.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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