1996 HEADLINE: Andre Dawson Captures The Final Hit & Final RBI Of His Major League Career
On this day in 1996, Andre Dawson connected for the final hit and drove in the last RBI of his major league career.
At home and hosting their divisional rivals, the Atlanta Braves, the Florida Marlins were looking to eclipse the .500 mark by the end of the 1996 baseball season. With just 4 games to go, and a record of 79-80, the Marlins were hosting the leaders of the NL East, the Braves.
In front of a home crowd of more than 25,000 fans, Andre Dawson put on one last ‘show’ for the home team and the baseball world.
‘Hawk’ went 3-for-4 in the game driving in one run and scoring two times. All three hits were singles, with them all coming off of Braves’ hurler, Denny Neagle. The final player to score courtesy of an Andre Dawson RBI was Edgar Renteria who scored on a Dawson single in the bottom of the first inning.
The Marlins won the game 7-0.
Happy Anniversary Andre!!!