As reported by, two prominent New York baseball figures were honored at the 42nd annual Thurman Munson Awards: former Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson and former Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson. Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and soccer star Margaret Purce were also honored at the event.

I think some of what I became as a player in New York was from listening to people talk about Thurman Munson,” Wilson said in his acceptance speech. “They spoke of him as if he was still alive. And he touched a lot of people — in the Yankees organization, in the city of New York. And I hope that I can live up to the legacy that he has set for all of us.”

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