Andre Dawson

Andre Dawson reportedly about to rejoin Cubs organization

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Andre Dawson reportedly about to rejoin Cubs organization

Andre Dawson is about to get a welcome back to Sweet Home Chicago.

The Hall of Famer is reportedly about to rejoin the Cubs organization in some capacity, according to a Monday-morning tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

Nightengale didn't specify what Dawson's role will be, but the former Cubs outfielder has plenty of front-office and organizational experience after spending years with the Florida/Miami Marlins.

According to NBC Sports Chicago's Patrick Mooney, Dawson figures to have a role similar to that of Ryne Sandberg, his former teammate, as an ambassador of sorts and that Dawson is not coming back for a coaching job.

Dawson spent 21 seasons in the big leagues, six of those on the North Side. He was named to the National League All-Star team in five of those six seasons and won the NL MVP as a Cub in 1987.

Dawson went into the Hall of Fame in 2010, though he's sporting a Montreal Expos hat on his plaque after playing 11 seasons north of the border.

His longtime ties to the Marlins organization started when he spent the final two seasons of his career in Florida, appearing in 121 games for the Fish in 1995 and 1996. His relationship with that organization lasted until this year's ownership change.

There's no doubt that Dawson will be happily welcomed back to Chicago, both by the Cubs and by Cubs fans, no matter what his new position entails.

Cubs icon Andre Dawson is still an absolute monster at age 63

Cubs icon Andre Dawson is still an absolute monster at age 63

Andre Dawson just turned 63 Monday, but the dude could still join any softball team in Chicago and instantly be the best player in the league.

The Hawk took part in the 2017 MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity softball game in Miami that aired Monday and he hit two absolute moonshots:

That second one banged off the left-field wall of the baseball field — 344 feet away from home plate. 

In slow pitch softball.

This dude is 63!

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The Hall of Famer and 1987 NL MVP clubbed 438 homers in his big-league career, including 174 in six seasons with the Cubs. Dawson was at Wrigley Field for the Cubs World Series last fall and said he had a conversation with Joe Maddon where the skipper predicted his team would come from down 3-1 in the series to win it all.

CubsTalk Podcast: Andre Dawson, Albert Almora and turning the page after championship celebrations

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CubsTalk Podcast: Andre Dawson, Albert Almora and turning the page after championship celebrations

David DeJesus, Jeff Nelson and Scott Changnon join Tony Andracki to break down the Cubs’ championship celebrations this week at Wrigley Field plus DeJesus breaks down how the new outfield and bullpens (or lack thereof) will play at “The Friendly Confines.”

Tony also sits down with Andre Dawson to gauge the Hall of Famer’s reaction to the Cubs winning it all last fall plus Kelly Crull chats with Albert Almora Jr. ahead of yet another standout defensive performance from the young outfielder.

Take a listen below: