Oct 9, 2009

The Proof is in the Pudding, Where Andre Ranks in the Top 100

If I told you a that baseball player ranked in the top 100 all-time in home runs, RBIs, runs, and hits, you would agree that player should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, yes?

Well, then by that definition, Andre is a Hall of Famer.

Let's take a look at where Andre falls in the top 100 of several offensive categories.*

Home Runs - 36th (438)
RBIs - 34th (1,591)
Runs - 93rd (1,373)
Runs Created - 76th (1518)
Hits - 45th (2,774)
Singles - 100th (1,735)
Doubles - 48th (503)
Extra Base Hits - 24th (1,039)
Total Bases - 25th (4,784)
Times on Base - 96th (3,474)
Sacrifice Flies - 10th (118)
Intentional Base on Balls - 50th (143)
Hit By Pitch - 48th (111)

Wow, that's a lot of categories to rank in the top 100 in!

Minus pitchers, there are 161 players in the Baseball Hall of Fame.** If Andre ranks in the top 100 in all of these categories, how can you argue that 61 of those players were better than him? I don't think you can.

* www.baseball-reference.com
** www.baseballhalloffame.org


  1. Charley,

    Do you know what the most important thing to remember about all of the stats & rankings you listed for Andre Dawson is? He RETIRED in 1996! The fact that he still ranks as high as he does in the categories you listed shows how great he really was! He has been retired for 13 years! HOF 2010!


  2. That's an excellent point Craig! Even with all of the steroid-era players since his retirement, it's amazing his home run total is still 36th.

  3. I indeed agree with Charley.
    It is good that they recorded all of this.
    And seeing it after retirement, what an accomplishment.

    Mariel from jacuzzi extérieur