Skip to main content

PhoulBallz Interviews Hall of Famer Andre Dawson

Thursday night, the single A affiliate of the Phillies, the Lakewood BlueClaws, hosted "The Hawk" Andre Dawson for a special appearance. Dawson, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame later this month, threw out a ceremonial pitch and signed autographs for several hundred fans in attendance.

During his playing career, Dawson hit 438 homeruns, drove in 1,591 runs, stole 314 bases, won the Rookie of the Year Award, won Gold Glove Awards and was the Most Valuable Player of the National League. Dawson possessed a rare combination of great speed and great power. He is one of just three players ever to hit 400 or more homers and steal 300 or more bases in his Major League career. Willie Mays and Barry Bonds are the other two.

Upon the announcement that Dawson, who is now an executive with the Florida Marlins, would be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, there was some debate over which cap Dawson should appear wearing on his plaque. Dawson, played with the Montreal Expos for over a decade and also played for the Chicago Cubs for six years. He will enter the Hall as an Expo.

I asked Dawson about his own preference for which cap to be honored with and much more. Check out the media player below for my special interview with "The Hawk".





__________________________________________


Follow PhoulBallz.com on Twitter HERE.

Comments

215king said…
Pretty cool interview. The Hawk deserves to be in the Hall.
Jay Floyd said…
Thanks, 215. Anyone who has looked closely at Dawson's stats would see he deserves to be ranked among the best. No doubt.

Popular posts from this blog

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

LHP Brown speaks on recent release and his future

Aaron Brown, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Aaron Brown was released last Friday after nearly six years in the Phillies organization. Brown, the Phils' 3rd round draft selection in 2014 out of Pepperdine, was primarily an outfielder after turning pro.  A two-way player in college, Brown switched to pitching in 2017 after struggling on offense (.224/.313/.360) at the Double-A level. A dominant hurler in college, Brown posted a 13-1 record along with a 1.95 ERA in 17 starts in 2014.  A solid performer on the minor league mound as well, the California native notched a 5-4 record with a pair of saves, a 3.82 ERA along with an 11.0 K/9 mark in 45 relief appearances for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils last season. With free agency on the horizo

Former Phils prospect Cozens stops looters in AZ

Dylan Cozens, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Last week, as he rang in his 26th birthday, Dylan Cozens wasn't celebrating.  Instead, he took to the streets in the midst of rioting to protect local businesses in his native Scottsdale, AZ. After 1:00 AM, Cozens, a former Phillies outfield prospect and current Rays minor leaguer, caught a glimpse of some rowdy happening on Facebook Live.  Posts showed violence and thievery and the former second round draft selection wasn't going to let it continue.  "When I saw what they were doing and the reason behind it, I decided to try and stop it because it wasn't right. It had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.  It was a hate crime to go and try to destroy businesses and loot and hurt peopl