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Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes Dawson and Herzog

Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes Dawson and Herzog

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Former Montreal and Chicago Cubs star Andre Dawson and former St. Louis Cardinals/Kansas City Royals manager Whitey Herzog – along with umpire Doug Harvey – were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Dawson – known as ‘The Hawk’ – was an eight time all-star. He finished with 438 homers, 2,774 hits, 1,591 RBIs and 314 stolen bases.

Whitey Herzog, who played eight seasons before moving to the bench, went on to manage for 18 seasons, 11 with the Cardinals after stints in Texas, California and Kansas City. He led the Royals to three consecutive playoff appearances in the 1970s and guided the Cardinals to a 1982 World Series win.

Umpire Doug Harvey called 4,673 regular-season games during his major league career. He also handled five World Series and six All-Star Games.