Each year, luminaries pour into the St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner. The 61st edition will be no exception and former All-Star Keith Hernandez will be recognized for the 40th anniversary of his 1979 MVP season.
The event put on by St Louis' chapter of the BBWAA takes place on January 20 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith will be another former player honored, specifically for his role in hosting the PGA Championship in town last summer.
Several current players will be recognized for their accomplishments as well. Tickets are available for $150 and there are tables of ten that can be purchased at stlouisbbwaa.com.
Hernandez won a share of the National League MVP award in 1979 after leading the league with a .344 batting average and adding 48 doubles and 116 RBI. He also won a World Series with the Cardinals in 1982.
Hernandez continued to be one of baseball's best stars in the 1980s with the New York Mets. He was selected to three of his five career All-Star teams while in New York and won the World Series with the club in 1986.
During his time in the league, Hernandez was also one of the game's best defenders and he won 11 Gold Gloves. He retired after the 1990 season and currently broadcasts Mets games for SportsNet New York.
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