A former Major League Baseball outfielder who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 6, 2010.
Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954 in Miami, Florida), nicknamed "The Hawk", is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four teams from 1976 to 1996, spending most of his career with the Montreal Expos (1976–1986) … see full wiki
I saw Andre Dawson play and relooked at his stats today and though he was a really good ballplayer, I see no reason for the hoopla to get him in the Hall of Fame. He does have pretty good power numbers but his .279 average is pretty light for an outfielder. I don't think he ever made the postseason even though he played most of his career with weak teams Expos/Cubs. I do not feel he was dominant enough in his era to get in. How come someone like Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly … more
One of the things I don't like about the Baseball Hall of Fame is all the politics behind the selection. For one thing I'm glad that only a very select few make it into Cooperstown but I can't stand all of these fringe players who have to campaign themselves in. People like Gary Carter and such who did their best to sway sportswriters to vote them in. Grant it, Dawson in his prime put up some impressive numbers (such as 400 HRs-300 SBs, hitting for the cycle) but it's called the … more