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07/27/2010 1:35 PM ET
Nationals to honor baseball's newest Hall of Famer, Expos outfielder Andre Dawson, at Nationals Park on August 10
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The Washington Nationals will recognize the career of baseball's newest Hall of Famer, Montreal Expos outfielder Andre Dawson, on August 10 as the Nationals host the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park. Dawson, who played 11 of his 21 seasons with the Montreal Expos, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday.

Dawson is one of only three players in the Hall of Fame with ties to the Nationals/Expos franchise, joining catcher Gary Carter and first baseman Tony Perez (only Dawson and Carter wear Expos hats on their Hall of Fame plaques).

"As an organization, we want to recognize Andre Dawson's career accomplishments and his recent induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame," said Nationals President Stan Kasten. "Our franchise has a history prior to its relocation to Washington DC, and it's important that we remember and celebrate the accomplishments of players like Andre, who have greatly impacted the game of baseball."

An eight-time All-Star who won eight Gold Glove and four Silver Slugger awards, Dawson posted 438 home runs with 1,591 RBI and 314 stolen bases during his prolific career. Dawson joins Willie Mays and Barry Bonds as the only three players in baseball history to record 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

After the Expos selected Dawson in the 11th round of the 1975 First-Year Player Draft, he played 11 seasons with Montreal from 1976-86. He was named the NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 then hit .302 with 24 home runs during the franchise's lone playoff season in 1981.

In franchise annals-Montreal Expos relocated and became the Washington Nationals in 2005-Dawson ranks among the top five in most offensive categories: 828 runs (second), 67 triples (second), 225 home runs (second), 838 RBI (second), 1,575 hits (third), 295 doubles (third), 253 stolen bases (third) and 1,443 games (fourth).

Dawson played the final 10 seasons of his career with Chicago-NL (1987-92), Boston (1993-94) and Florida (1995-96). He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award with the Cubs in 1987, after posting an NL-best 49 home runs (tied for most in MLB) and MLB-best 137 RBI. He presently serves the Marlins as Special Assistant to the President.

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