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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
By United Press International

33 placed on 2011 Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Last year's near-misses Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, 12 other holdovers and 19 newcomers were on the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday.

Dawson, Herzog, Harvey enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- Slugger Andre Dawson, manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in ceremonies Sunday at Cooperstown, N.Y.
Dawson to wear Expo uniform at induction

Dawson to wear Expo uniform at induction

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball star Andre Dawson says he will wear a Montreal Expos uniform when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame in June.
Andre Dawson voted into Hall of Fame

Andre Dawson voted into Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Andre Dawson, an eight-time All-Star over a 21-season, major-league career, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, officials announced Wednesday.
Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson is among 10 players on the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Gossage, Rice top Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rich "Goose" Gossage, an overpowering closer for 22 seasons, tops the list of players considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tony Gwynn were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame but the electors rejected slugger Mark McGwire's try for induction.

MLB: Cincinnati 8, Houston 4

HOUSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Elizardo Ramirez pitched a strong 6 2/3 innings as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros, 8-4, Thursday night.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 10 (UPI) -- Greg Norton had three runs, two hits and two RBI Saturday afternoon, leading Tampa Bay to a 9-5 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Relief specialist Bruce Sutter has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Baseball announces Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Dennis Eckersley, the American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 1992, is among the 15 first-timers on the 2004 Hall of Fame ballot.

Alex Rodriguez wins AL MVP honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in all of sports, Monday was named American League Most Valuable Player.

Guerrero tops in NL in August

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero of Montreal has been named National League Player of the Month for August.
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Andre Dawson
Former Chicago Cubs Andre Dawson waves to the cameras as he enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for an evening reception in Cooperstown, NY on July 30, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954 in Miami, Florida), nicknamed "The Hawk", is a Hall of Fame center/right fielder who played for four Major League Baseball (MLB) teams from 1976 to 1996, spending most of his career with the Montreal Expos (1976–1986) and Chicago Cubs (1987–1992).

An 8-time National League (NL) All-Star, he was named the league's Rookie of the Year in 1977 after batting .282 with 19 home runs and 65 runs batted in (RBI), and won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1987 after leading the league with 49 homers and 137 RBI; he had been runner-up for the award in both 1981 and 1983. He batted .300 five times, drove in 100 runs four times and had 13 seasons of 20 home runs. A strong baserunner early in his career, he also stole 30 bases three times. He is one of six MLB players, and the only one not to have played for the San Francisco Giants, with at least 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases during his career.

Dawson was a center fielder until knee problems – worsened by the artificial surface at Olympic Stadium – forced his shift to right field, followed by his move to a team which played on grass. He led the NL in outfield putouts three consecutive years (1981–1983), and won eight Gold Glove Awards for fielding excellence. Upon his retirement, his NL totals of 409 home runs and 962 extra base hits both ranked tenth in league history; he also ranked seventh in NL history in games as an outfielder (2,303), and sixth in both outfield putouts (5,116) and total chances (5,366). He set Expos franchise records for career games, at bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in, extra base hits, total bases and steals, all of which have since been broken variously by Tim Raines, Tim Wallach and Vladimir Guerrero. Dawson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2010.

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