Today outfielder Andre Dawson has been inducted into Hall of Fame and invited to Cooperstown. This was Dawson's 9th time on the ballot. He played in the MLB for 20 seasons, from 1976-1996. He players for the Montreal Expos for 11 season, Chicago Cubs for 6 seasons, Boston Red Sox for 2 seasons and the Florida Marlins for 2 seasons.
Awards in his career:
All-Star Games: 1981,1982,1983,1987,1988,1989,1991,1992.
He was rookie of year in 1977.
He won ML Hutch Award.
He won NL MVP in 1987.
NL Gold Gloves: 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988.
Silver Slugger Awards: 1980,1981,1983,1987.
Andres Dawson is 1 of 3 players in the 400/300 group (400 home runs and 300 stolen bases in a career). The other 2 players are Barry Bonds and Willy Mays. Good group to be with.
Dawson was also a 30/30 player and was in that group, 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season.
Congrats to Dawson for making the HOF and to his family for a great career.
On a non-Dawson topic, I will have infield options for the Cubs tomorrow. I said today but the Dawson election took it up.