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Dawson's grace stands tall at Hall

Hawk remembers Sandberg's helping hand, offers one of his own to Raines, Smith

Originally Published: July 25, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- There are players who command respect within the confines of the clubhouse, and others, like Andre Dawson, who exude an almost regal quality when they walk into a room. The more deliberately Dawson speaks, and the more muted the volume, the more his audience strains to hear every word.

Dawson spent nine years on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, and when the time came to deliver his induction speech Sunday, he didn't waste the opportunity to drive home some important ...

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