Will Andre Dawson get the call he has been waiting for for so long on January 6, 2010? Will the Baseball Writers’ Association of America place enough votes for Dawson to get elected to the Hall of Fame? If it isn’t this year, it may never happen, as all the previous players who have received more votes than Dawson in the past are already enshrined as members of the Hall of Fame. His stiffest competition will come from Bert Blyleven and Lee Smith. Newcomers Roberto Alomar, Barry Larkin and Edgar Martinez could also siphon a few votes away from Dawson. But given the numbers, this should be Dawson’s year.
Dawson had this to say about the 2010 announcement: “I’ve talked to a lot of Hall of Famers and they’ve echoed the same sentiments… You’ve just got to be patient. It’s eventually going to happen.”
Let’s hope this January 6th brings some solace for Dawson – you deserve it Hawk!