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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One Of My Favorite Cubs Of All Time, Andre Dawson, "The Hawk" elected to MLB Hall of Fame

Aside from Great pitcher Rick Sutcliffe and perennial All Star second baseman Ryne Sandberg, there's no other man responsible for the few successes the Cubs did have in the mid 1980's than Andre Dawson who came to the Cubs via free agency's infancy from the now defunct Montreal Expos.

His election to the baseball hall of fame today after 8 previous denials was a good selection for a great man and great player as well. The other two men eligible expected to make the cut, second baseman Sandy Alomar, who's entire family are former and even presently ball players (son Roberto, a catcher),  and Burt Blyleven, longtime Minnesota Twins pitcher, didn't make it this year, but will sometime down the road more likely than not. 

TribAlomar was followed by pitcher Jack Morris with 282 (52.3 percent). Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin was on 278 ballots (51.6 percent), followed by reliever Lee Smith at 255 (47.3 percent) and Edgar Martinez at 195 (36.2 percent).  (link below)

Dawson,  one of the players of older times with first class exemplary behavior year after after year,  was often grouped together with Superstars Michael Jordan and or Walter Payton as the "Windy City Big Men On Campus" during those times. An honor that continues even through today, despite Walter Payton's sad and terribly untimely death, as evidenced by this poster that many of we Chicagoan's had back in the day, and some still do...  Good local Trib piece here

mlb - SI.com: "NEW YORK (AP) -Andre Dawson has been elected to the Hall of Fame, while Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning baseball's highest honor.

Dawson received 420 of 539 votes in voting announced Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, 15 more than the 75 percent necessary to gain election. The eight-time All-Star, appearing on the ballot for the ninth time, had fallen 44 votes short last year.

Blyleven had 400 votes, up from 338 last year, and will likely get in because he has two more tries on the BBWAA ballot.

Alomar received 397 votes in his first appearance and was followed by Jack Morris with 282."


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