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Andre Dawson Heads to Hall as an Expo

Becomes just the second Expo in the Hall



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    Andre Dawson #8 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on his swing during a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1987 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

    Vaunted Cubs slugger Andre “Hawk” Dawson will enter the baseball Hall of Fame as an Expo, much to the chagrin of Chicago fans everywhere.

    Dawson sent a text message to the Chicago Tribune last night saying: “Hall will issue press release (Wednesday) announcing that I will go in as Expo.”

    He played for the Expos for 11 seasons, but won an MVP award with the Cubs after signing a blank contract to join the team.

    Dawson wanted to go into the hall as a Cub, but the Hall had a lot of influence on his choice of uniform.

    "I will probably have a preference, but again I will respect their decision," he told the Tribune in July. "I feel that (the decision) is probably going to be based on the history of the game.  (The Hall of Fame officials) made it obvious when they sent the letters out to us before the announcement...and I respect that."

    “Hawk” becomes just the second Expo in the Hall of Fame, joining catcher Gary Carter.