‘I wanna go in as a Cub’: Andre Dawson discusses his Hall of Fame plaque
Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joined Cole Wright and Bruce Levine on Cubs 360 to share his opinion on his Hall of Fame plaque. Currently, the former MVP is enshrined in Cooperstown with a Montreal Expos cap, but that’s not what he’s wanted — he’s wanted the Cubs “C” hat on his plaque.
“It’s been my preference all along,” Dawson said. “I wanna go in as a Cub.”
Dawson, 69, played 6 seasons with the Cubs, slugging 174 home runs and hitting .285. He won the 1987 MVP with the Cubs in his first season with the organization. Dawson began his career in Montreal, playing 11 seasons before hitting free agency.
The outfielder wanted to leave the Expos and their AstroTurf at Olympic Stadium, hoping it could prolong his career. He famously presented then-Cubs general manager Dallas Green a blank check in order to facilitate a deal with Chicago and eventually signed with the Cubs for $500,000. Dawson hit 49 home runs with 137 RBI and a .897 OPS en route to winning the NL MVP.