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have hurt the game and taken a toll on all of us.’’

Daw­son was part of a class that in­cluded for­mer man­ager Whitey Her­zog, um­pire Doug Har­vey, broad­caster Jon Miller and sports writer Bill Mad­den. The cer­e­mony also hon­ored Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty, who sang his clas­sic song “Cen­ter­field.”

Fogerty re­leased the tune 25 years ago, and it had been played at the start of in­duc­tion Sun­day for more than a decade.

“I’m truly hon­ored,” Fogerty said af­ter play­ing the song on his gui­tar “Slug­ger,” which is shaped like a base­ball bat. “I wrote that as an 8-year-old boy. That 8-year-old boy right now is say­ing, ‘It ain’t get­ting any bet­ter than this.’ ’’

Her­zog, 78, who played eight non­de­script years for four teams, man­aged for 18 sea­sons, 11 with the St. Louis Car­di­nals af­ter stints in Texas, Cal­i­for­nia and Kansas City.

He guided the Roy­als to three con­sec­u­tive play­off ap­pear­ances in the 1970s and led the Car­di­nals to the 1982 World Se­ries ti­tle just two years af­ter he was hired. The Cards also made World Se­ries ap­pear­ances in 1985 and 1987 un­der Her­zog.

“Ever since I was elected in De­cem­ber, peo­ple have asked, ‘What’s it feel like to be a Hall of Famer?’” Her­zog said. “Now I can tell you what it feels like. It feels like go­ing to heaven be­fore you die.”

Har­vey, 80, bat­tling throat can­cer, worked in the Na­tional League from 1962 to 1992, called 4,673 reg­u­lar-sea­son games and also um­pired five World Se­ries, six All-Star Games and nine Na­tional League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. He was nick­named “God” dur­ing his hey­day be­cause of his au­thor­i­ta­tive, no-non­sense de­meanor on the field.

Detroit sec­ond base­man Car­los Guillen has joined out­fielder Mag­glio Or­doñez and third base­man Bran­don Inge on the dis­abled list. At least Guillen (calf) should be back af­ter a few weeks. Or­doñez (bro­ken an­kle) and Inge (bro­ken hand) are gone for roughly eight weeks. The Tigers, con­tenders in the AL Cen­tral, are shop­ping for re­place­ments.

Car­los Zam­brano will likely make one more ap­pear­ance with Triple-A Iowa be­fore re­join­ing the Chicago Cubs next week­end in Colorado.

Min­nesota put sec­ond base­man Or­lando Hud­son (ribcage) on the DL.

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