Jan 3, 2010

Andre Dawson: The College Years

Did you know before Andre was an Expo and a Cub he was a Rattler? As in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Rattlers.

Andre attended Florida A&M from 1973-1975 and was drafted in the 11th round by the Expos in 1975.* He majored in Physical Education.

Three other future Major Leaguers played for A&M:
Hal McRae - 1964-1965, 6th Round by the Reds
Vince Coleman - 1979-1982, 10th Round by the Cardinals
Marquis Grissom - 1986-1988, 3rd Round by the Expos

Andre turned in a pretty great professional career for being drafted in a later round than all three of his fellow alumni. I would love to share with you this college statistics, but it’s difficult to find statistics for that school that far back.

However, here’s his minor league stats.**
1975 –
Rookie, 72 G, 13 HRs, 50 RBIs, 11 SBs, .330 Avg., 99 Hits, 52 Runs, .381 OBP

1976 –
AA, 40 G, 8 HRs, 27 RBIs, 9 SBs, .357 Avg., 51 Hits, 27 Runs, .409 OBP

AAA, 74 G, 20 HRs, 46 RBIs, 10 SBs, .350 Avg., 84 Hits, 51 Runs, .410 OBP

Dawson, McRae, Coleman, and Grissom have been inducted into the Florida A&M Atheletic Hall of Fame.** Now, if we can only get Andre into another Hall of Fame, the Baseball Hall of Fame!



  1. I wrote to the new FAMU SID for Andre's stats and sent the link to this blog post.

  2. I forgot; thanks for this blog and your support.

  3. Wow, thanks Vanessa, it never occured to me to write the SID for that information! I appreciate the help!

  4. Did you ever get the stats from the FAMU SID?

  5. I think that everybody is waiting to see all the stats. Would this information be usefull for the fans?

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