Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!
On this day in 1977 Andre Dawson won the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award. In a very close vote, Dawson edged out Steve Henderson by capturing 10 of the 24 votes placed, good for 42% of the votes cast.
In 1977, Dawson appeared in 139 games. He complied a batting average of .282 while collecting 148 hits including 26 doubles and 19 home runs. Dawson was also a solid run producer as a 22-year old. He scored 64 runs and drove in 65.
Congratulations on a fantastic start to an unbelievable career, Andre!!