Andre Dawson Day at Wrigley Field Announced

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Andre Dawson Day” at Wrigley Field will take place August 30, 2010 in honor of recent Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson. Dawson was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame July 24, 2010 after being named to eight All-Star teams and winning eight Gold Glove Awards in the outfield during his 21-year big league career.

The Cubs will present a special gift to “The Hawk” and recognize him during an on-field ceremony before the team’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dawson won the 1977 National League Rookie of the Year Award with the Montreal Expos and was named the 1987 National League Most Valuable Player while playing with the Cubs.

Also, Hizzoner Mayor Daley the Younger has officially proclaimed August 30, 2010 “Andre Dawson Day” in his fiefdom known as the Chicago Territory.

Here’s the blanket PR statements about the event:

“The Cubs are incredibly proud of Andre for his Hall of Fame induction,” said Wally Hayward, EVP, chief sales and marketing officer, Chicago Cubs. “Andre showed so much love for the Chicago Cubs and our fans in his acceptance speech. We’re excited to show him that the feeling is mutual.”

“As Chicago’s hometown commercial bank, we are thrilled to be honoring one of Chicago ’s great legends, Andre Dawson,” said Brant Ahrens, chief operating officer, The PrivateBank. “We are proud to be part of this special day with Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field to recognize Andre’s Hall of Fame induction and to celebrate all of his achievements throughout his career. His tenacity and work ethic sparked fear in his opponents and served as an inspiration for countless baseball fans over the years.”

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