» June 4, 1975: Danny Goodwin, picked first in the June 1971 free-agent draft, is picked first again, this time by the Angels. The next four picks fail to make the major leagues. Montreal finally picks Andre Dawson on the 10th round, the Dodgers picking pitcher Dave Stewart in the 16th, and the Braves take Glenn Hubbard in the 20th.
» June 27, 1977: The Giants Willie McCovey smashes two home runs, one a grand slam, in the 6th inning to pace a 14–9 victory over the Reds. McCovey becomes the first player to twice hit two home runs in one inning (4/12/73), and also becomes the all-time National League leader with 17 career grand slams. Andre Dawson, in 1978 and 1986, will clout two round trippers in an inning. Reliever Joe Hoerner helps as he enters the 6th with two outs, the sacks full, and the Reds holding a 7–6 lead. He hits two batters, then serves up the slam to McCovey.
» November 22, 1977: Montreal's Andre Dawson wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award by one vote over New York's Steve Henderson.
» July 30, 1978: The Expos crush the Braves 19–0, collecting 28 hits and an National League-record-tying eight home runs. Andre Dawson, Larry Parrish, Dave Cash, and Dawson again homer in the 4th inning; Parrish has a single and three consecutive home runs in the game, only the 3rd major leaguer to do it. Not till Andres Galarraga in 1995 will a hitter bang homers in three consecutive innings. The 58 bases breaks an 85-year-old record held by the Reds. Woodie Fryman conducts the win over Mickey Mahler.
» June 7, 1981: Andre Dawson's 4th inning single is Montreal's only hit off Bruce Berenyi as the Reds win, 2–0, at Riverfront.
» September 24, 1985: Expos OF Andre Dawson slugs three home runs, including a pair of 3-run shots in a 12-run 5th inning, to lead Montreal to a wild 17–15 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Dawson joins Willie McCovey as the only players to hit two home runs in one inning on two different occasions, and his six RBIs in one inning ties the major-league record last accomplished by Jim Ray Hart in 1970.
» April 29, 1986:
Reds pitcher Mario Soto ties the major-league record by surrendering home runs to Andre Dawson, Hubie Brooks, Tim Wallach, and Mike Fitzgerald in the 4th inning of a 7–4 loss to the Expos.
» January 8, 1987: Ten free agents (Tim Raines, Lance Parrish, Bob Horner, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Bob Boone, Doyle Alexander, Toby Harrah, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1st if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players' Association's first anti-collusion suit against the owners.
» March 6, 1987: Free agent Andre Dawson signs a one-year contract with the Cubs for the bargain-basement price of $650,000. Dawson, who had offered to sign a contract with the dollar amount left blank just so he could play on the natural grass at Wrigley Field and save his fragile knees, will hit 49 home runs and win the National League MVP Award this season.
» April 29, 1987: Andre Dawson goes 5-for-5 while hitting for the cycle to lead the Cubs to an 8–4 win over the Giants at Wrigley Field.
» August 1, 1987: Andre Dawson hits three home runs, his 29th, 30th and 31st, and drives in all five Chicago runs as the Cubs beat the Phillies 5–3.
» August 21, 1987:
Andre Dawson belts his 39th and 40th home runs of the season and Lee Smith picks up his 30th save in Chicago's 7–5 win over the Astros.
» September 27, 1987:
In his final plate appearance of the year at Wrigley, Andre Dawson crashes his 47th home run to lead the Cubs to a 7–3 win over the Cardinals. Dawson will finish with 49 round trippers on his way to the MVP. He also draws just 32 walks.
» November 18, 1987: Cubs OF Andre Dawson becomes the first player from a last-place club ever to win an MVP Award, taking National League honors for his .287-49-137 season.
» May 5, 1989: Andre Dawson collects four hits to lead the Cubs to a 4–2 win over the Dodgers. Dawson has now collected eight hits in his last eight at bats, including two homers and two triples. However, on May 11th he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and miss 33 games.
» August 18, 1989: Andre Dawson gets his 2,000th career hit in the Cubs' 6–5 loss to Houston. Houston scores twice in the 9th against four Cub relievers. After the game, the Astros trade Billy Hatcher, who had a pinch single in the 9th today, to the Pirates for Glenn Wilson.
» September 25, 1989:
At Montreal, the Cubs blow a chance to clinch a tie in the National League East, losing 4–3 in 10 innings, but back into the tie anyway when St. Louis lost later on (as noted by Don Mankowski). Andre Dawson homers twice off Bryn Smith, his second a bizarre inside-the-park blow to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Dawson flies deep to CF Dave Martinez, who catches the ball but suffers a painful muscle-pull doing so and drops to the ground. Dawson keeps running as Martinez's teammates surround him. The ball is finally thrown in after Dawson touches home plate. Although at no time did the ball touch the ground or the fence, the umpires award Dawson a homer over the howls of protest. Martinez misses the remainder of the series.
» May 22, 1990: Andre Dawson sets an major-league record when he is intentionally walked five times during a 16-inning 2–1 Cubs' win over the Reds. Cincinnati issues seven intentional passes altogether to tie a major-league record set by Houston in 1984.
» July 9, 1991: Cal Ripken Jr.'s 3-run home run lifts the American League to a 4-2 win over the National League in the annual All-Star Game. Andre Dawson homers for the NLers who lose for the 4th straight year. Ripken, who also won the pre-All-Star Game Home Run Derby, is named the game's MVP.
» July 23, 1991:
During an 8-5 Chicago win, Cincinnati P Rob Dibble throws a ball at Cubs OF Doug Dascenzo as Dascenzo runs to 1B. Dibble is fined by the league office, but not suspended. Cubs OF Andre Dawson bumps umpire Joe West and will be suspended for one game and fined $1,000.
» July 5, 1992: Umpire Bill Hohn ejects an Atlanta Braves fan from the Braves-Cubs game for making obscene gestures. The gestures might have been meant for the Braves, who are shut out 8–0. Greg Maddux goes seven innings for the win over John Smoltz, giving up three runs. The other five come off Juan Berenguer, who lasts 1/3 of an inning. Chicago gets homers from Kal Daniels, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Mark Grace.
» September 16, 1992:
The Cubs blow out the Phils 14–9 to give Greg Maddux his 18th win. Maddux gives up three earned runs in six innings. Led by Andre Dawson's four hits, the first four hitters collect 11 hits and 11 ribbies for the Cubs. Dave Hollins homers for the Phils, while Dawson, Ryne Sandberg and Rick Wilkins go deep for Chicago. Mark Grace makes his an error, ending his streak of 102 errorless games at 1B; his streak began after two errors on May 18 vs. the Dodgers.
» December 9, 1992:
The Red Sox sign free agent OF Andre Dawson to a 2-year contract.
» December 9, 1992:
The Cubs sign free agent P Randy Myers to a 3-year contract. Myers had lost his closer role with San Diego for a month after giving up a game tying home run to Andre Dawson on June 2.
» April 15, 1993: Boston's Andre Dawson slams the 400th home run of his career in the Red Sox 4-3 win over the Indians. Boston scores a pair in the 9th off Eric Plunk for the W.
» April 7, 1996: Mark Carreon drives home six runs on two homers, one a grand slam, to lead the Giants to a 14–7 gaffing of the Marlins. Jeff Conine and Andre Dawson, with his 30th 4-hit game, each have four hits for the Fish. The win goes to Steve Bourgeois, who wins his first in the majors with two 1/3 scoreless innings.
» April 27, 1996:
Barry Bonds hits two homers, the 300th and 301st of his career, then with the Giants leading 6–1, he is tossed out of the game for disputing a 6th-inning, 3rd-strike call. Bonds is only the 4th major leaguer to hit 300 homers and steal 300 bases, joining his father Bobby Bonds, his godfather Willie Mays, and Andre Dawson. Bonds Sr. is the first base coach today, filling in for Jim Davenport, while Dawson, playing left field for the Marlins, has the best view of the two homers. Mark Leiter (2–3) allows six hits for the 6–3 win, with Rod Beck getting the final out.
» August 14, 1996:
Marlins' OF Andre Dawson, in his 21st major league season, announces he will retire at the end of the year.
» July 5, 1997: The Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform No. 10 prior to the game with Atlanta. Once the festivities are over, the Braves defeat Montreal, 5-3, with Chipper Jones' 3rd-inning grand slam the big blow.
» June 5, 2001: The Red Sox edge the Tigers, 4-3, in 18 innings on Shea Hillenbrand's home run over the Green Monster. Tim Wakefield, with a scoreless inning, is the winner. Sox DH Manny Ramirez is handed four intentional walks, tying the AL mark set by Roger Maris, on May 22, 1962. Maris did it in a 12 inning game. The major-league record is 5, by Andre Dawson, in a 16 inning game, on May 22, 1990.