1977 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Wins The National League Rookie Of The Year Award

1977 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Wins The National League Rookie Of The Year Award

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!!

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