The 55th local St. Louis BBWWA dinner, which takes place on Jan. 20, 2013, will honor Yadier Molina for his outstanding season in which he won his fifth Gold Glove award and finished fourth in the MVP race.

From Rick Hummel’s article:

Also to be saluted from a Cardinals team that ended one game away from the World Series are Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, David Freese, Adam Wainwright, Jason Motte, Mitchell Boggs, Lance Lynn, Jake Westbrook, Carlos Beltran, Matt Carpenter, Kyle Lohse and manager Mike Matheny. 

There is a two-tiered ticketing procedure. For $150 a ticket or $1,500 for a table of 10, customers will receive a dinner ticket and one to the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up to be held that same weekend. 

A ticket for the dinner only also is available for $125 or $1,250 for a table of 10. 

Tickets can be obtained by sending check or money order to St. Louis BBWAA, PO Box 605, St. Louis, Mo., 63188.

…This is certainly a nice gesture. Yadi has meant so much to the Cardinals organization over the past several seasons and is extremely well respected by the media in St. Louis. I encourage any and all to try and attend the dinner…