Andre Dawson played 21 seasons for Montreal, Chicago (NL) and Boston, before finishing his career with Florida in 1995-96. He ranks 15th all-time in National League history with 1,476 RBI and ranks among the top 35 in baseball history in home runs (35th with 438), RBI (32nd with 1,591) and at-bats (25th with 9,927). He became the 11th player in Major League history to hit 400 National League home runs when he homered off David West on June 16. 1995, at Veterans Stadium. Dawson hit a three-run home run in his next at-to-last game played at the Pro Player Stadium on September 22, 1996, vs. Houston. His 438 career home runs are the third-most by a Florida native, behind Fred McGriff (493) and Gary Sheffield (480).
Dawson won the 1987 National League Most Valuable player Award in his first season with the Chicago Cubs when he set career highs with 49 home runs and 137 RBI. He became the first player in MLB history to win an MVP Award while playing for a last-placed team. He finished second in voting for the 1981 MVP.
An eight-time National League All-Star and Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner. Dawson totaled 2,774 hits and 314 stolen bases for 12 consecutive seasons. He tied a Major League record by hitting two home runs in one inning in 1978 and 1985. He won the Jackie Robinson National Rookie of the Year Award in 1977.
Andre Dawson graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in miami and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Following the 1987 season, South Miami honored by renaming a street “Andre Dawson Drive.”
Dawson joins Bobby Bonds and Willie Mayes as the only Major League baseball players in history with over 400 home runs and over 300 stolen bases.
In 2010 Andre was elected to the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 420 votes, on his ninth year of eligibility.