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03/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Andre Dawson: Expo, Not Cub, In Hall Of Fame

Despite his own preference to represent the Cubs, Andre "The Hawk" Dawson will be wearing a Montreal Expos cap in the Hall of Fame.

He reportedly texted the Chicago Tribune last night, saying "Hall will issue a press release (Wednesday) announcing that I will go in as an Expo."

This will certainly come as a disappointment to Cubs fans, who argue that the Hawk played his best baseball as a North Sider. He had undeniably his best year in 1987, his first season with the Cubs, hitting 49 homers and driving in 137 runs. He also won the National League MVP award that season, despite the Cubs finishing last in the NL East, the first player from a last-place team to win that honor. While he spent longer with the Expos than Cubs (11 seasons versus six), he hit 174 home runs with the Baby Bears, only 50 fewer than he did in five more seasons with Montreal.

Dawson was elected to the Hall on his 9th ballot this year, despite relatively average career numbers. He was known for his excellence in right field, winning eight Golden Gloves.

He will be only the second Expo in the Hall, along with catcher Gary Carter.