Wednesday, January 6, 2010

9th time's the charm...

Although it took nine attempts to get there, former Chicago Cub Andre Dawson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. During his career, he was also an eight-time All-Star, won the 1977 NL ROY and 1987 NL MVP and hit 438 home runs. Dawson, 55, was the only player elected this year, receiving 420 votes out of 539 ballots cast (77.9 percent). Way to go Andre !


paul said...

Congratulations Hawk

Anonymous said...

YAY, however will he be a cubby or from a team that no longer exists?

NEW YORK -- The Hall of Fame has not decided which team's logo will go on Andre Dawson's bronze plaque.

Hall president Jeff Idelson says that while the museum has final say, the Hall makes its decision with the player. Dawson arrived in New York too late after his election on Wednesday to begin discussions.

Dawson played 10-plus seasons for the Expos, where he was NL Rookie of the Year in 1977. He also was selected 1987 NL MVP in the first of six years with the Chicago Cubs.

"The Hawk" had 225 of his 438 home runs and 838 of 1,591 RBIs with Montreal. He said Thursday he did not think about his cap during his nine-year wait for election.

He will be inducted July 25 at Cooperstown.