Andre Dawson, nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson,” had a 21-year baseball career playing for four different teams as a center and right fielder. An 8-time National League All-Star, he was named the League's Rookie of the Year in 1977 and won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1987. He batted .300 five times, drove in 100 runs four times and had 13 seasons of 20 home runs. A strong baserunner early in his career, he stole 30 bases three seasons. He is one of eight MLB players with at least 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases and 438 career home runs. He wound up his career with the Miami Marlins. He now works in the Marlins' administration. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.
He calls the Village of Pinecrest home. He grew up a few miles away in Black South Miami.
This interview is part of a series of oral histories recorded for the Village of Pinecrest, Florida. Filmed on May 18, 2017, the conversation focused on Dawson’s memories of growing up in South Miami, his long career in baseball, and raising his family in Pinecrest.