Andre Dawson, the sole member of 2010’s Baseball Hall Of Fame class, will be enshrined into Cooperstown as a Montreal Expo, where he spent 11 of his 21 seasons in Major League Baseball. I guess I could have abbreviated that “MLB,” but I think that abbreviation’s stupid.
Dawson sent a text message to the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday night saying: “Hall will issue a press release [Wednesday] announcing that I will go in as an Expo.”
Dawson spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Montreal, winning Rookie of the Year in 1977. He hit 225 of his 438 career homers with the Expos. He also showcased more of a speed game in Montreal, registering 253 of his 314 career steals. –ESPN.
Interesting choice that Cooperstown has made for the eight-time All-Star, ditching the club where he made the biggest name for himself for the old red, white, and blue laundry of what’s now the Washington Nationals. It speaks to some of the dead ideals that baseball still clings to, like the notions of “one man, one team” and “get that needle out of my ass.”