Baseball Hall of Fame
Dawson to enter Hall of Fame as Expo, wanted to be a Cub
Hawk 'disappointed' Hall didn't use his preference
Andre Dawson will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as an Montreal Expo, despite his desire to go in as a Chicago Cub.
Dawson told WMVP-AM 1000 in Chicago that he was "disappointed," said chicagobreakingsports.com
"I know the difference in the 10 (full seasons in Montreal) and six years (with the Cubs) probably was something of consideration on their part. But I tried to explain ... perhaps the impact of what really catapulted me to Hall of Fame status and pretty much what my preference was. I think their decision had been made and it was a little gut-wrenching for me to hear that. But it was their decision and I respect that. From there I guess I will move on."
MLB.com reported that in a statement issued by the Hall of Fame, Dawson realizes the decision for the Hall was a tough one.
"I respect the Hall of Fame's decision to put an Expos logo on my cap, and I understand their responsibility to make sure the logo represents the greatest impact in my career.
"Cubs fans will always be incredibly important in my heart, and I owe them so much for making my time in Chicago memorable, as did the fans in Montreal, Boston and South Florida, my home. But knowing that I'm on the Hall of Fame team is what's most important, as it is the highest honor I could imagine."