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.**
Rookie, 72 G, 13 HRs, 50 RBIs, 11 SBs, .330 Avg., 99 Hits, 52 Runs, .381 OBP
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!