Dawson denied entry to Hall
Star outfielder falls short in fourth year of eligibility
During his 21-year career, Andre Dawson was considered one of the best all-around athletes to ever play the game of baseball, but that hasn't helped him gain entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his fourth year of eligibility, Dawson finished sixth in the voting announced Tuesday behind Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg, Bruce Sutter, Jim Rice and Goose Gossage.
| 2005 Hall of Fame
The complete vote (516 ballots, 387 to gain election, 26 to remain on ballot):
Wade, Ryno are Hall choices
No doubts about Class of 2005
Boggs hits his way to the Hall
Ryno charges into Hall of Fame
Red Sox lavish praise on Boggs
Rays react to Boggs Hall call
From Beantown to Bronx to Hall
Sutter closing in on Hall of Fame
Boggs is fans' favorite to make Hall
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.