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Hall Of Famer Andre Dawson.

Today former Cub Andre Dawson was the sole inductee voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Congrats, Hawk!  Now if we can just get Santo in. . . .

"A true gentleman on and off the field, one of my best teammates, and the toughest competitor I ever played against."                       --- Ryne Sandberg 

 

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HOFers all!

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JulieDiCaro said:

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Andre the sole inductee. Blyleven missed by 5 votes. No word on how short Raines was.

gravedigger said:

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He was well short, because "Alomar received 397 votes in his first appearance, and was followed by Jack Morris with 282."

Dmband said:

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How does everyone feel that he will probably go in as an Expo? Kinda sucks..but makes sense.

Doc said:

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I think he'll go in as a Marlin.

JulieDiCaro said:

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He SHOULD go in as an Expo, but I'm kind of hoping the HOF people decide that he should go in as a player of a team that still exists.

Doc said:

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Do the Cubs retire '8' now?

okoboji said:

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Sure, why not. They haven't retired too many of them.

10 - Santo

14 - Banks

23 - Sanberg

31 - Jenkins/Maddux

42 - Robinson (MLB retired this number)

okoboji said:

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23 - Sandberg

Typo. My bad.

gravedigger said:

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Player Total Votes Percentage
Andre Dawson 420 77.9%
Bert Blyleven 400 74.2%
Roberto Alomar 397 73.7%
Jack Morris 282 52.3%
Barry Larkin 278 51.6%
Lee Smith 255 47.3%
Edgar Martinez 195 36.2%
Tim Raines 164 30.4%
Mark McGwire 128 23.7%
Alan Trammell 121 22.4%
Fred McGriff 116 21.5%
Don Mattingly 87 16.1%
Dave Parker 82 15.2%
Dale Murphy 63 5.9%
Harold Baines 33 6.1%
Andres Galarraga 22 4.1%
Robin Ventura 7 1.3%
Ellis Burks 2 0.4%
Eric Karros 2 0.4%
Kevin Appier 1 0.2%
Pat Hentgen 1 0.2%
David Segui 1 0.2%
Mike Jackson 0 0%
Ray Lankford 0 0%
Shane Reynolds 0 0%
Todd Zeile 0 0%

JulieDiCaro said:

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Woo! Eric Karros!!!!! Hottie HOF!

Awwwww. No one voted for Todd Zeile. LOL.

gravedigger said:

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Its totally ridiculous that Karros got a vote.

Doc said:

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Not as ridiculous as Pat Hentgen getting a vote.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Ridiculously awesome.

My favorite thing AFTER seeing Cubs get elected into the HOF is seeing really stupid players get votes. Remember when someone voted for Shawon Dunston? Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

gravedigger said:

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Oh man I forgot about that

flyball said:

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I almost feel bad when nobody votes for a player, it seems most guys get at least 1

JulieDiCaro said:

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You think Todd Zeile deserves a vote?

flyball said:

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I didn't say that, but Eric Karros has to feel pretty good about getting 2 votes, and I just want people to be happy

JulieDiCaro said:

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I do, too. But I don't care if Todd Zeile is happy.

AndCounting said:

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The size of his waist is inhuman. Calista Flockhart should be so lucky.

JulieDiCaro said:

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That's what sluggers USED TO look like. He rivals Scarlet O'Hara's 16-inch waist.

Rich C said:

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How Barry Larkin gets 160 more votes than Alan Trammell is beyond me. WHATEVER!

Congratualtions to Andre Dawson!

Dmband said:

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This just in, Tuffy Rhodes recieved 1 HOF vote, or 0.2%

He could not be reached for comment at this time.

Dmband said:

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Also, just heard on the radio, Dawson is going to lobby to be put in wearing a Cubs hat, although that is not his decision.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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The first Cubs game I went to was in 1987. I took a very special, creative sign which I will recreate here:

AWESOME DAWSON

Doc said:

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I saw 48 and 49 in 1987. Only Sosa and his chemically enhanced performance compared.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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The only home run I saw that day was by Hubie Brooks. And I still hate him for it.

okoboji said:

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WOOHOO!! Hawk is in! WOOHOO!!

I hope he goes in as a Cub. I think that's where he made his mark more so than in Montreal.

I still have my 'Class for all Seasons' poster somewhere too.

I still don't understand the bias against Santo. Don't his numbers rank among the top for a 3rd baseman?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Santo was reportedly a complete ass to a lot of people back when he was playing--I think that's why he's had so much trouble with the Veterans' Committee. But when you think of how much blood sugar can affect your mood, and the fact that he was eating Snickers bars to try to regulate his diabetes when he was a player, I think he can and should be excused for some of his bad moods.

There's no doubt that Dawson had his best years in Montreal, but people remember him most for the 1987 MVP year, I think.

We'll see.

SouthSideGT said:

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I'm glad Cub fans have something to cheer about for a change. When is Henry Rodriguez eligible?

FantaficallyLBC said:

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Living far outside the Chicagoland viewing area, today I effectively cancelled my ability to see 2/3's of this season's Cubs broadcasts. It has been another terribly uninspiring off-season for the team. My years of spending $200 plus dollars on DirecTV's MLB Extra Innings are over. I hope they miss my ugly mug staring back at them all those hours....

cubby23(eric) said:

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I'm glad he made it. I was a little concerned he wouldn't get in, but after seeing Rice make it last year and Dawson gain some traction I was optimistic this year.

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