Today in Sports History: September 24

In 1985, Montreal Expo player Andrew Dawson became the ninth player to get six RBIs in an inning (5th). Dawson joined Willey McCovey to hit two home runs in an inning twice. Dawson finished the game with three home runs, as the Montreal Expos defeated the Chicago Cubs (17-15). In 1975, the Expos drafted Dawson in the 11th round (no. 250).  In his first year playing with the Expos, Dawson batted .282, hit 19 home runs,  had 62 runs batted in (RBI) and won Rookie of the Year.

In 1987, Dawson won the NL MVP after being the runner-up in both 1981 and 1983. In his MVP season, Dawson led the league with 49 homers and 137 RBI. In a career that lasted 21 seasons, Dawson was an 8x Gold Glove Award winner, 4x Silver Slugger Award winner, and 8x All-Star. Dawson is also one of only eight players in major league history to record over 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases in his career (300-300 club). In 2010, Dawson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and his no. 10 jersey is retired by the Montreal Expos.

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