The Yankees announced Joba Chamberlain will be among five recipients of the Thurman Munson Award on Feb. 2 at the 30th annual benefit dinner remembering the late catcher. The event takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit AHRC-New York City Foundation,which assists children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
From the release:
"Champions past and present will be honored at the 30th Anniversary Thurman Munson Awards Dinner, remembering the late, great New York Yankees catcher and captain on Tuesday night, February 2, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. New York Yankees 2009 World Champion pitcher Joba Chamberlain; Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, Thurman’s teammate on the Bronx Bombers' 1977 and ’78 World Series title teams; 1986 New York Mets World Champion and Yankees 1996, ’98 and ‘99 champion outfielder Darryl Strawberry; Knicks starting point guard Chris Duhon, a member of Duke’s 2001 NCAA championship squad; and Yonkers Raceway’s two-time champion driver Jason Bartlett will be the recipients of Munson Awards from the AHRC-New York City Foundation.
Piniella, a previous Munson Award recipient, will receive the 'Legend Award' for his long and meritorious service to baseball. Lynn Pike, the president of Capital One Bank, will receive the 'Corporate Hero Award.' For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner contact 212-249-6188.
Among a long list of notable athletes to previously receive the Munson Award are: Alex Rodriguez, David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera, Muhammad Ali, Yogi Berra, Goose Gossage, Don Mattingly, Jorge Posada, Joe Torre, Joe Girardi, Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Mark Jackson, Charles Oakley, Bernie Williams, Arthur Ashe, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Willie Mays, Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Adam Graves, Tom Seaver, Harry Carson and John Franco."