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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".





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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.

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