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Gleyber Torres named Thurman Munson Awards honoree

Gleyber Torres has been announced among the honorees at the 40th annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, which recognizes success and inspiration on the fields of play as well as community spirit off the field.

Also selected to receive Munson Awards are former Yankee and longtime big league manager Lou Piniella, Mets infielder J.D. Davis, former Mets reliever John Franco and Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The dinner is scheduled for Feb. 4 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Michael Kay will serve as the master of ceremonies for the awards and dinner, which pay homage to the late Yankees captain, whose life was tragically cut short by a plane crash on Aug. 2, 1979.

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