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BBWAA to honor 60 years of Cards' history

60th annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner takes place Jan. 14
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ST. LOUIS -- Seven decades of Cardinals players will be represented at the annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary by recognizing the organization's top players from the last several decades.

The dinner, which raises money for scholarships and a journalism internship, is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The event falls during the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up weekend, and tickets are on sale now at StLouisBBWAA.com. They range in price from $150-$250.

ST. LOUIS -- Seven decades of Cardinals players will be represented at the annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary by recognizing the organization's top players from the last several decades.

The dinner, which raises money for scholarships and a journalism internship, is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The event falls during the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up weekend, and tickets are on sale now at StLouisBBWAA.com. They range in price from $150-$250.

The St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association selected the players and managers to be honored as "Cardinals of the Decade" at the 2018 dinner. The honorees will include the oldest living Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (1950s), as well as current Cardinals Adam Wainwright (2010s) and Yadier Molina (2010s).

Others who have confirmed plans to be in attendance include Bob Gibson (1960s), Mike Shannon (1960s), Ted Simmons (1970s), Lou Brock (1970s), Keith Hernandez (1970s), Willie McGee (1980s), Bruce Sutter (1980s), Whitey Herzog (1980s), Tony La Russa (1990s), Ray Lankford (1990s), Mark McGwire (1990s) and Chris Carpenter (2000s). The attendance of additional honorees will be announced at a later date.

While a journey through the last 60 years of Cardinals baseball will be the highlight of the dinner, several other honors will also be awarded that evening.

The Red Schoendienst Medal will be presented to Gibson to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his first Cy Young Award season and recognize his "invaluable service to the game of baseball." Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham will be honored as the J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year, while Paul DeJong will receive the Herman/Ostermeier Award as the 2017 club's Rookie of the Year.

The St. Louis BBWAA chapter will present the Lou Brock Award to Miami's Dee Gordon, who led the National League with 60 stolen bases last season, and a Silver Slugger Award to Wainwright, who was voted as the top hitting pitcher in the NL.

Video: Wainwright wins his first NL Silver Slugger Award

Carlos Martinez, Jose Martinez, Triple-A manager Stubby Clapp and umpire Joe West will be among the night's other honorees.

The event will also include a photo opportunity with the Budweiser Clydesdales, a silent auction and the chance to purchase a full set of illustrated commemorative tickets celebrating the seven different decades represented that evening. Each guest will receive one commemorative ticket with the purchase of a dinner ticket.

Jenifer Langosch has covered the Cardinals for MLB.com since 2012, and previously covered the Pirates from 2007-11. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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