Hall of Famer Andre Dawson: ‘I don’t know where I’d be’

Happy Veterans Day!

In the final (for now) installment of the “What Baseball Means to Me” series, Hall of Famer Andre Dawson provides an answer.

Dawson, who is a special assistant to the president with the Miami Marlins organization, spent 21 seasons in the big leagues from 1976-1996 with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins. He captured the 1987 National League Most Valuable Player honor. A career .279 hitter, Dawson blasted 438 homers. He received eight Gold Gloves for his work in the outfield, earned eight All-Star selections and was named the 1977 NL Rookie of the Year.

Now 61, Dawson grew up in South Florida. He attended Southwest High School before moving on to Florida A&M. He was an 11th-round pick in the 1975 draft.

ICYMI previous entries, Dee Gordon, Martin Prado and Justin Bour can be found here.

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