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A Bird in the Hall of Fame?

May 8, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

Hey baseball fans!

Remember in my Gary Carter post where I said to stalk my blog like a hawk for new posts? Well, the reason I said that was because I was making a reference to another Expo Hall of Famer,Andre Dawson!

Andre “The Hawk” (got his nickname because his uncle said that he attacked ground balls like a hawk at a very young age). Dawson, ended his 21-year major league career with the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox, and Marlins from 1976-1996 with a .279 lifetime batting average, 438 career home runs, 314 stolen bases, and 1,591 RBIs. Known for his outstanding defense in center field and right field, the eight-time Gold Glove Award winner won NL Rookie of the Year with Montreal in ’77 and NL MVP in 1987 with Chicago. The eight-time All Star actually underwent 12 knee surgeries during his career, making him the modern-day Mickey Mantle: got injured a lot and still put up great stats. He is just the second of four players (along with Willie MaysBarry Bonds, and Alex Rodriguez) to be part of the 400HR/300SB club. He was elected into Cooperstown in 2010.

Overall, Andre is one of the greatest players in history and probably the best Expo outfielder of all time. Anyway, thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back in a couple of days for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

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4 Responses to “A Bird in the Hall of Fame?”
  1. Don Hoover says:

    Matt,
    Myself being a Baltimore Orioles fan for many years, I was wondering if you plan to write a post on the greatest American League 3rd Baseman, Brooks Robinson. I know you do your homework on all the players in your post’s, and would love to have your thoughts on him. I am 63 years old, and I am quite impressed with your knowledge at your age. Brooks is my all time favorite Oriole. He was a class act on the field, as well as off the field. I am sure he would grant you an interview!

  2. Matt Nadel says:

    Hi Don,

    Thanks for the kind words. I agree that the vacuum cleaner was awesome! I did a post last year on Fabulous Fielder nicknames and included him. Here it is: http://baseballwithmatt.blogspot.com/2012/06/fabulous-fielders-6612.html

    I’d love to interview Brooks. I just don’t know how to get in touch. Do you know how? Thanks.

  3. Don Hoover says:

    Matt,
    I would think with your connection to MLB Network, they could set something up for you. I have read some of your interviews with other former players, all of which were very impressive. I think that would be a great place to start. Good luck, and keep those posts coming!

  4. Matt Nadel says:

    I will give it a try. By the way, today I am interviewing Mets GM Sandy Alderson live!

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