Catching up with Cubs, Expos Hall of Famer Andre Dawson at BP Crosstown Cup

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This week marks the height of summer festival season. In most major cities across North America, prominent street fairs and concert series are being held.

In Chicago, BP featured the city’s largest baseball at the Taste of Chicago June 24th-26th. As the entire city focuses on the BP Crosstown Cup, the annual head-to-head interleague series between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, (part two of the series takes place Fri July 1st-Sunday July 3rd) fans visited the BP Crosstown Cup Fan Zone at the Taste of Chicago and made their mark on the 13-foot baseball.

They shared one “little thing” that makes Chicago baseball special to them.

And they got to meet a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer- very few street fairs can boast of such an opportunity!

Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox legends, Andre “the Hawk” Dawson and Ron Kittle appeared at the BP Crosstown Cup Fan Zone.

By Paul M. Banks

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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.

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Andre Dawson’s Most Memorable Moments

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Andre Dawson has long been considered one of the best players of his generation. And this weekend, the Hawk is at long last coming to roost in Cooperstown.

Dawson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his 9th year of eligibility. It’s an honor some say is coming eight years after his enshrinement should have happened. He’s one of the best ever to wear the red white and blue in two different countries, first for the Montreal Expos and later for the Chicago Cubs.

In honor of his legendary career, we here at The Sports Bank decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of Dawson’s illustrious career.

By Matt Lindner

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