Friday, December 18, 2009

40th Annual Jack Buck Awards honor Sievers, Wainwright, Buehrle, others

The prestigious Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis hosted the 40th Annual Jack Buck Awards Thursday night.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz who received the Burnes Broeg Award. Francis Howell North graduate and Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle got the Hometown Hero Award for his perfect game last season.

Corey Frazier from Maplewood won the High School Coach of the Year.

Sports Personality of the Year went to Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games last season. Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak presented the award to Wainwright, who is the 17th Cardinal to win the award.

Other recipients included St. Louis Browns first baseman Roy Sievers, who received the "Legends" Award.

St. Louis University volleyball coach Anne Kordes received the Carl O. Bauer Award for her achievement in amateur athletics.

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