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Hawk shouldn't fly alone

January 7, 2010 - Neil Rudel

I'm glad to see Andre Dawson make the Baseball Hall of Fame.

He was a great player in his era and that's supposed to be what defines Hall of Famers -- great, not just very good.

But I also feel the Hall of Fame should have a minimum of two inductees and probably more like three or four each year.

I realize the Baseball Hall is the most exclusive of all the Halls, and it's better to take fewer than more, but it would be nice for Dawson to share his joy with a fellow inductee.

The same thing happened with former Pirate legend Willie Stargell, who was inducted alone in 1988.

My nomination, outside of Bert Blyleven, would have been Lee Smith, who retired as the all-time saves leader and is now ranked third all time in baseball's most pressure position.

Regardless, here is touching video from a baseball great known as The Hawk:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&source=hp&q=baseball+hall+of+fame&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=TVdGS5iAFIGKlAeKotwE&sa=X&oi=news_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQsQQwAA

 

 

 
 
 

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