On Saturday, January 26th, Jacob deGrom, and other New York Mets were honored by the BBWAA at the 96th annual awards ceremony.
On Saturday, January 26th, New York City was packed with baseball stars and superfans. It was the 96th annual BBWAA awards ceremony. I had the great opportunity of being there and getting to interact with current and former New York Mets players and executives.
Located at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, over 600 people gathered to watch today’s and the past’s baseball stars. The Cy Young, MVP, Manager of the year, and several secondary awards were given out.
The current and former Mets players and executives who received awards included: Jacob deGrom (NL CY Young Award), David Wright (Joe DiMaggio “Toast of the Town” Award), Jay Horwitz (William J. Slocum / Jack Lang Award for “Long & Meritorious Service” Award), Brandon Nimmo (Ben Epstein / Dan Castellano “Good Guy” Award), Sandy Alderson (Arthur & Milton Richman “You Gotta Have Heart” Award), and three members from the 1969 New York Mets team (Willie, Mickey & the Duke Award).
I had the opportunity to sit with the Dicomo’s – Anthony Dicomo’s family (Mets beat writer for MLB.com who MC’d the event). They were very nice people and told me a little about how Anthony grew up and what motivated him to become a baseball writer.
The players at the event were cracking jokes left and right and it made for a great night. Here is a clip of Dwight Gooden introducing your 2018 NL CY Young Award winner, Jacob deGrom:
I had a quick chat with Brodie Van Wagenen as well and he said he’ll check out Rising Apple!
On top of that, I also got the chance to take a quick selfie with the Cap’ himself – David Wright:
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I felt as though it was an incredible end to the 2018 baseball season and a fitting start to the 2019 season. If you ever have the opportunity to attend this wonderful event, I strongly recommend you do so!