Dawson’s 400th home run puts him in rare company
It was Dawson’s first home run of the season, which he began as the Red Sox’s right fielder before moving to designated hitter – to protect his aching knees – after only five games.
Dawson, who came to Boston on a free agent deal after spending the previous six seasons with the Cubs, already had compiled 310 stolen bases over 17 years in the NL with Chicago and Montreal. With his 400th home run, he joined Willie Mays as the second member of the 400 home run/300 steal club.
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Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum