Pitcher honored for pitching, charitable work

Updated: January 5, 2004, 2:12 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Six-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens will receive the Thurman Munson Award from the Association for the Help of Retarded Children at the organization's dinner on Feb. 3.

Clemens, who recorded both his 300th career victory and 4,000th strikeout last season, will be cited for his pitching career and charitable work. The Roger Clemens Foundation has provided support for a variety of charities benefiting children and other organizations.

Other Munson Award recipients will be New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer, and New York Jets tight end Anthony Becht.

The Association for the Help of Retarded Children is the largest organization of its kind, serving 11,000 children and adults who have mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and other developmental disabilities.

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