Andre Dawson finally got the call he’s been waiting for. The Hawk will soon be a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. He had 1373 runs, 2774 hits, 438 HRs, and 1591 RBIs. He also won the Rookie of the Year, an MVP, eight gold gloves, four silver sluggers, and was named to eigth All-Star teams.

Roberto Alomar and Bert Byleven came up just short.

Dawson received 420 of the 539 votes.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Ballots have been released. I am admittedly more lenient than most in terms of who I think is worthy of enshrinement. That said here is how I break down this year’s crop.

Slam Dunk
Roberto Alomar

Let them In Already
Bert Blyleven
Andre Dawson
Jack Morris
Mark McGwire
Lee Smith

In a Couple Years
Barry Larkin
Edgar Martinez
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Tim Raines
Don Mattingly
Alan Trammell

Never
Kevin Appier
Harold Baines
Ellis Burks
Andres Galarraga
Pat Hentgen
Mike Jackson
Erik Karros
Ray Lankford
Fred McGriff
Shane Reynolds
David Segui
Robin Ventura
Todd Zeile
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