On this day in Chicago Cubs history…

Andre “The Hawk” Dawson was one of the top players in Chicago Cubs history. He was a stud slugger and always gave it his all out in right field with a cannon for an arm, but creaky joints for knees.

In 1987, The Hawk became the first player to win an MVP award while playing for a last place team (the Cubs in last place?? Big surprise).

But, in April of ’87, something else amazing happened. Yes, it was the month yours truly came to this world, but I mean something else amazing. Andre Dawson hit for the cycle.

He went 5-for-5 to lead the Cubs to a 5-4 win over the Giants at Wrigley Field. What a stud. Wish the ’11 team had him patrolling the outfield. Maybe then this year’s squad could get out of the shockingly awful contracts of Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome.

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