Two of Philadelphia’s most popular athletes — Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans and former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene — will be honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill.
Herremans, a versatile and dependable force on the Eagles’ offensive line for the past eight years, will receive the Association’s Good Guy award. Greene will be honored as the representative of the 1993 Phillies National League champions.
Herremans successfully adjusted to right tackle in 2011 after five seasons of solid play at left guard for the Eagles. A 4th-round draft choice out of Saginaw Valley State in 2005, he has consistently been one of the most accessible and cooperative local athletes with the Philadelphia media.
He sustained right foot and ankle injuries in his 100th career start last season against the New Orleans Saints and was sidelined after eight games.
Greene, who pitched for the Phillies for six seasons, had his best year in 1993 when his 16-4 won-lost record tied with Curt Shilling for most wins on the team. He also started Game 4 of the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
In 1991, Greene became the first visiting pitcher in Montreal’s history to throw a no-hitter against the Expos in a 2-0 win.
Other prestigious awardees announced earlier include Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout (Pro Athlete of the Year), Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi (Humanitarians of the Year), the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gold Medal-winning soccer team (Team of the Year, to be represented by Carli Lloyd), and former Phillies shortstop and manager Larry Bowa (Living Legend).
University of Delaware basketball star Elena Della Donne has previously been named the PSWA’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete. She will be honored along with Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, who will receive a lifetime achievement award for his humanitarian work. Retired Philadelphia 76ers forward Bobby Jones will accept a special award commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1983 NBA champions.
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Doors to the banquet open at 5 p.m., and dinner starts promptly at 6:30.