Andre Dawson is a Hall of Famer. “The Hawk” hit 438 homers, stole 314 bases, and won eight Gold Gloves in his 21 seasons, primarily with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs (where he won the NL MVP with a 49-homer season in 1987).
Dawson’s defensive excellence was as a right fielder, but for Sunday night’s MLB Celebrity Softball Game (it aired on Monday night), he played first base. He’s now 64 and never played the infield in the majors, but you’d think he could still catch a lazy pop-up. Or at least prevent it from hitting him in the head.
It’s okay. The Hawk is still forever a Hall of Famer, and at least he didn’t do this in a real major league game, to allow a homer.