Gary Carter to be honored by BBWAA NY chapter

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) -- Hall of Famer Gary Carter, diagnosed in May with a malignant brain tumor, will be honored by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America at its annual dinner on Jan. 21.

Carter, who helped the New York Mets win the World Series in 1986, was voted the Milton and Arthur Richman You Gotta Have Heart award at the chapter's annual meeting Monday.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who became the career saves leader this year with 603, will be given the Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town award. Yankees trainer Gene Monahan, retiring after 49 seasons, will be presented the William J. Slocum and Jack Lang Long & Meritorious Service award.