Cubs honor Hall of Famer Dawson at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs honored 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson

in a pregame ceremony Monday night at Wrigley Field before their

game against Pittsburgh.

Dawson was introduced by chairman Tom Ricketts and presented

with numerous awards, including a No. 8 from the center field

scoreboard.

”I owe a great deal to the Montreal organization. But this is

my home,” Dawson said to a sparse crowd.

Dawson spent six seasons with the Cubs beginning in 1987, when

he won the National League MVP award. Despite entering the Hall

with an Expos cap, Dawson showered the Cubs fans and organization

with praise.

”You are the greatest fans ever,” he said. ”Without you I

wouldn’t be standing here tonight.”

Mayor Richard M. Daley proclaimed the day ”Andre Dawson Day”

in Chicago.