Andre Nolan Dawson
Born July 10, 1954, in Miami. … 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, batted and threw right. … Nicknamed "Hawk" for his fearlessness and intensity. … As a power-hitting outfielder batted .279 with 2,774 hits, 438 home runs and 1,591 RBIs from 1976-96. … Played for four major-league teams but spent most of career with Montreal Expos (1976-86) and Chicago Cubs (1987-92). … Was 11th round pick by Expos out of Florida A&M in 1975. … NL rookie of the year in 1977 after batting .282 with 19 homers and 65 RBIs. … NL MVP in 1987, leading league with 49 homers and 137 RBIs. … Batted .300 five times, drove in 100 runs four times, had 13 seasons of 20 or more homers and stole 25 or more bases six times. … One of only three players to hit 400 HRs and steal more than 300 bases (Willie Mays, Barry Bonds). … Led NL in outfield putouts from 1981-83 and won eight Gold Gloves. … Eight-time All-Star. … Elected on ninth try, joining Gary Carter as the only Expos to be inducted.
Dorrel Norman Elvert "Whitey" Herzog
Born Nov. 9, 1931, in New Athens, Ill. … Played 634 games in eight seasons with four teams, batting .254 with 25 homers and 172 RBIs. … Was a scout, manager, GM and farm system director after his playing career ended in 1963. … Led Kansas City Royals to three straight playoff appearances (1976-78) and had six division winners. … Hired in 1980 to manage St. Louis Cardinals. … Won three pennants and led Cards to 1982 World Series title. … Bronze likeness on his plaque will don a Cardinals cap. … Finished managing career in 1990 with a 1,279-1,123 record, .532 winning percentage. … The 19th manager to make the hall, he was elected by Veterans Committee.
Harold Douglas Harvey
Born March 13, 1930, in South Gate, Calif. … Began officiating high school basketball games at 16 and later umpired softball and baseball. … Attended San Diego State College in 1955-56, where he played baseball and football. … Returned to officiating as an umpire in the minor leagues and also worked college basketball and football. … Umpired in California League from 1958-60 and in Pacific Coast League in 1961. … Worked in National League from 1962-92. … One of the last major-league umpires who didn't attend umpiring school. … Umpired 4,673 regular-season games during his major-league career. … Called five World Series, six All-Star Games and nine National League Championship Series. … Ninth umpire to be inducted and the first living umpire inducted since Al Barlick in 1989.
Recipient of Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. … Born Oct. 11, 1951, in San Francisco Bay area. … Worked as sports director for KFTY television in Santa Rosa. … Has spent parts of five decades as the voice of five major-league teams. … In 1974 became play-by-play man for the Oakland A's. … Also broadcast hockey, soccer and college and pro basketball before returning to baseball with Texas Rangers' radio crew in 1978. … Moved to Boston in 1980 to take Red Sox radio job and three years later went to Baltimore to handle Orioles' radio duties. … Worked NBC Game of the Week from 1986-89 with Frick Award winners Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola. … Lead broadcaster for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecasts for 20 years. … Returned to San Francisco in 1997 to become voice of the Giants. … Has broadcast 13 World Series.
Recipient of J.G. Taylor Spink Award, presented annually for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. … Born in 1946 and grew up in New Jersey. … Graduated from Bergen Catholic High School. … Majored in journalism at University of South Carolina. … Was a sports writer with UPI for nine years before joining New York Daily News in 1978. … Was New York Yankees' beat writer for the paper from 1980-88 and became national baseball columnist in 1989. … Has covered 35 World Series. … Wrote a longtime column for Sporting News on collecting memorabilia. … Has written five books on baseball. … Served as a member of Hall of Fame Screening Committee for the annual BBWAA ballot and the Historical Overview Committee that formulates the Veterans Committee ballots.