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Andre Dawson Hits Another Home Run! Baseball, Cooperstown, and Ethics July 26, 2010

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Miami’s own Andre Dawson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday and his induction was arguably based upon his integrity and work ethic  as much as it was his impressive statistics.  His plaque list the stats, 438 home runs, 2,774 hits, and 314 stolen bases, that were amassed during his 21 year career, that was plagued by 12 knee surgeries.  However, along with all the stats, it states, “A powerful run producer whose poise, work ethic, respect and unsurpassed determination made him a complete player and a leader by example.”

It was a proud, and perhaps refreshing, moment for the game of baseball which has been much maligned in recent years because of illegal steroid use by some of its players. During his acceptance speech, Dawson warned players to stay away from “the dark side.”  “There’s nothing wrong with the game of baseball,” said Dawson. “Baseball will, from time to time like anything else in life, fall victim to the mistakes that people make. ”

Hats off to Andre Dawson who remains a role model and exemplifies the integrity and character requirements for entry into the history of America’s  own sport and “favorite pastime.”

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1. Scott Rogers - July 26, 2010

It’s great when the “hit” we get in life can come from something as genuine and inherently thrilling as the connection made between bat and ball. Your blog is a great reminder that integrity is uncomplicated.

2. World Wide News Flash - July 26, 2010

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