Outfielder Andre Dawson was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the Hall of Fame after being named on 77.9 percent of ballots. "The Hawk" played for parts of 21 seasons, hitting 438 homers and stealing 314 bases. Dawson is one of just three players with at least 400 career homers and 300 career steals, joining Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. He had a career average of .279 with a .323 OBP, .482 slugging percentage and .806 OPS.
Though Dawson's best years were with the Expos and Cubs, he also spent a pair of years with the Red Sox in 1993-94, hitting .260/.297/.441/.738 with 29 homers in 196 games. He was elected in his ninth turn on the ballot, and the election of Jim Rice (a player who was similarly a power threat but with a mediocre on-base percentage) in 2009 was viewed as helping Dawson's candidacy.
Dawson was the only player elected by the BBWAA, as Bert Blyleven (74.2 percent) and Roberto Alomar (73.7 percent in his first year of eligibility) fell just short of enshrinement.
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