This past week we heard Andre "The Hawk" Dawson was the only former Major Leaguer inducted into Cooperstown, N.Y., site of Baseball's Hall of Fame. It was also learned, that it was Dawson's ninth attempt, at earning enough ballots from the Baseball Writer's Associationáof America (BWAA)áto join the likes of ex-Expo greats Gary Carter and Tony Perez at the Hall. Dawson was the only player chosen for Hall status in 2010, when he received more than the 75 percent thresholdáneeded for induction. "The Hawk" got 420 of 545 ballots sent in by the members of the BWAA. The manner in which players are selected to baseball's holy land isáodd to me.á Is it not strange thatáplayers eligible for the Halláare given 15 opportunities to make it toáCooperstown? That's if theyáreceive at least five ...
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