1990 HEADLINE: Dawson Joins Elite 2,000 Hits, 400 Home Runs, & 300 Stolen Base Club
1990 HEADLINE: Dawson Joins Elite Hits, Home Runs, & Stolen Base Club
On this day in 1990, Andre Dawson became just the second player in major league baseball history to achieve 2,000 hits, 30o home runs, and 300 steals.
The feat that got him to this mark? The 300th stolen base of his career. The steal came in the bottom of the first inning against the New York Mets. Dawson singled off of Mets pitcher Ron Darling and immediately stole second base putting himself in scoring position. He would score the second run of the game for the Cubs on a single by outfielder Derrick May. The Cubs went on to lose the game 11-5.
Congratulations on #300 ‘Hawk’!!!!
The first player to be in that group?? None other than Hall of Famer, Willie Mays!!
Not bad company. Not bad company at all!!!