On January 6, 2010 — In his ninth year on the BBWAA’s ballot, Andre Dawson is the only player to receive 75 percent, or more of the writers’ votes (77.9) necessary for election to the Hall of Fame. The former National League Rookie of the Year (1977 – Montreal) and Most Valuable Player (1987 – Chicago), who spent 21 seasons patrolling the outfield for the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox, and Marlins, is one of only three players, that includes Mays and Barry Bonds, to exceed 400 homers and 300 stolen bases during his major league career.

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