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Statement by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria on Andre Dawson
01/06/2010 2:18 PM ET

"On behalf of the entire Florida Marlins organization, I would like to congratulate Andre on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His many years of hard work and dedication have earned him his rightful place in Cooperstown. Andre's stats over the years tell only part of his story. He was a great teammate and played the game hard, including playing through many difficult knee injuries. His many accomplishments on the field during his long, successful career now place him among the elite of our national pastime.

"Since 2000, Andre has been a valuable member of our front office, lending his expertise, knowledge and insight to our major and minor league players and staff. We greatly value his friendship and loyalty.

"As Andre was born and raised in Miami, we share this exciting day with our entire community, and we look forward to attending his induction ceremony in July."

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