Andre Dawson

Birthdate7/10/1954
Death Date
Debut Year1976
Year of Induction2010
Teams Cubs, Expos, Marlins, Red Sox
Positions Center Field, Right Field

One of 8 players with 300+ HRs and 300+ stolen bases, Andre Dawson was an 8-time All Star. Click here to see his video shutout to this website.

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Andre Dawson autographed 1979 Topps contract - and a video of him talking about it

Andre Dawson autographed 1979 Topps contract - and a video of him talking about it

After winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 1977 Andre Dawson followed with a solid 1978 campaign, hitting 25 and stealing 28 bases. Before the next season Dawson signed this contract with Topps on February 28, 1979. He finished in the NL’s top ten in total bases, runs batted in, and stolen
MLBPA check made out to and endorsed by Dawson

MLBPA check made out to and endorsed by Dawson

Before the start of the 1982 season Andre Dawson received this check from the Major League Baseball Players Association for the sum of $2,527. A nice chunk of change for the 27-year old outfielder. The check has the stamped signature of labor leader Marvin Miller and features Dawson’s signatur
 Dawson endorses the MLBPA check on the reverse

Dawson endorses the MLBPA check on the reverse

It appears Dawson took this check to the bank and requested $1,300 in cash while getting a cashier’s check for the balance. The 1982 season was an All Star and Gold Glove year for The Hawk. Known for his poise and quiet class, Dawson was beloved by teammates in Montreal, Chicago,

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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954