Andre Dawson tells his story of a challenge he faced when playing baseball in Montréal
‘The Hawk,’ Andre Dawson played for four teams in his career — the Expos, Red Sox, Marlins and the Cubs. From his 21-year career, Dawson recalled an incident he experienced in Montreal on Cubs 360 Daily with host Cole Wright.
“A teammate of mine — we were out shopping for a stroller for his newborn — we were confronted from behind in a department store in downtown Montreal. We were confronted from behind and had guns put to our heads. The only thing that would follow was ‘push the bags away from you and don’t move. Keep your hands on the counter,’ Dawson said.
Dawson believed that it was teammate who were playing a prank on the two; however, Dawson noticed that the voices had ‘broken English.’
“At that moment, it was police but it was French Canadians that spoke English themselves and they were policeman. They walked around and once they saw who were we were, they realized the mistake that they had made. I could hear one guy tell the other say ‘They’re Expos players,'” Dawson said. “It was myself and Jerry White and I could only remember that I had a chilling sensation come across me because I didn’t know what was going on and it was later determined that we had fit the description of two robbery suspects.”