Congratulations, Hawk

The LA Times has a great anecdote about Andre Dawson, who tomorrow will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“In 1987, we worshipped at the altar of Andre Dawson,” WXRT’s Lin Brehmer said. “Dawson was a stoic crippled figure who had that glorious MVP season. All season long, everyone in the bleachers would stand up and bow down to him. In his last at-bat of the season, he hit a home run. We were standing on the slabs in the bleachers. After he took the field, Andre Dawson for the first time all year bowed down to the bleachers to thank us, and I wept like a teeny tiny little baby.”

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