This Date in Baseball History – May 22nd

Andre Dawson
At the height of his powers, Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson was a formidable slugger and run producer. He produced more than 100 RBIs in three of his six seasons with the Chicago Cubs, including 137 during his National League MVP campaign in 1987.

On May 22nd, 1990, the Cincinnati Reds had little interest in facing Dawson deep in the extra innings of their game with the Cubs. It didn’t work. Mick Gillispie told the story in Thursday’s game between the Smokies and the Mobile BayBears.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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