Andre Dawson Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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[Best Syndication News] Andre Dawson was up for the nomination the ninth time which turned in his favor receiving 420 of 539 votes to finally get his to to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. Last year Dawson missed the honor by 44 votes.

Dawson told the AP in a phone interview that “If you're a Hall of Famer, eventually you're going to get in no matter how long it takes.” He continued to tell them how happy he and his family were when they received the good news.

Dawson baseball career spanned from 1976 – 1996 hitting 438 home runs and 1,591 RBIs. He stole 314 bases in his career and had a total of 2,774 hits. Dawson spent the bulk of his career with the Montreal Expos from 1976 – 1986 and with the Chicago Cubs from 1987-1992. He earned the nickname “The Hawk” and was voted National League 's Rookie of the Year in 1977. In 1987 he was voted the National Leagues Most Valuable Player in 1987.

Dawson also played with the Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins before retiring from baseball at the end of the 1996 season.

Dawson is only one of six major league players in history to achieve a record of over 300 home runs and over 300 stolen bases, which is called the 300-300 club. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 25th in Cooperstown.

By: N Wilson

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