An Ode to “The Hawk” Andre Dawson

Posted: 8th January 2010 by Ryan Gaydos in MLB
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Andre Nolan Dawson was the only player on the 2010 Hall of Fame Ballot that was announced to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which was announced yesterday. Dawson has been waiting over a decade to receive the prestigious call to the hall and for over 20 years Dawson had done nothing but earn what heÆs become, a legend. Dawson was selected in the 11th round of the MLB First Year Player Draft by the Montreal Expos. He played 24 games in 1976 but rose to stardom the following year. In 1977, Dawson beat out New York Mets outfielder Steve Henderson to claim the National League Rookie of the Year. He batted .282 with 19 homers and 65 RBI while stealing 21 bases as an everyday outfielder. Most of DawsonÆs glory years as a player was in an Expo uniform. In ...

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