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Dawson belongs in Cooperstown

Originally Published: December 30, 2005
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

How do you remember Andre Dawson?

The answer is easy for Dusty Baker.

"Nobody played on sheer guts and bad knees longer than Hawk," said Baker, the Chicago Cubs manager. "He could have had a lot bigger numbers. He was a big-time player."

Is Dawson a Hall of Famer? Not yet, but he should be.

If Kirby Puckett is in the Hall, if Tony Perez is in the Hall, if Gary Carter, Ryne Sandberg and Ozzie Smith are in the Hall, Dawson needs to be there, too. He's every bit the player ...

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