1996 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson’s Final Major League Game Of His 21-Season Career
On this day in 1996, Andre Dawson played in his final major league game capping a 21-season career.
Dawson and his Marlins teammates were on the road in Houston taking on the Astros. Regulated to a bench role in his final season, Dawson did not make start in the game, but he did make an appearance as a pinch hitter.
Dawson did not get a hit, he popped out in foul territory to record the final out of his major league career.
The Marlins lost the game 5-4 and Andre Dawson’s career was over. Dawson was one of the most well-rounded players from his generation – a guy that displayed all of baseball’s ’5 Tools’ en route to being a Rookie of the Year Award winner, an MVP, an 8-time All-Star, an 8-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
Congratulations on a fantastic major league career Andre. And ‘THANK YOU’ so much for the amazing memories!!!