The $2 Million Gamble That Paid Off

Leavy, Walter
May 1988
Ebony;May1988, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p42
The article focuses on Andre Dawson and the risk he took to manage his career. It states that Dawson was part of the Montreal Expos for 10 years and was offered a contract of 2 million U.S. dollars for two years. The article explains that Dawson did not feel that the offer matches his contributions to the team which prompted him to continue his career elsewhere. According to the article, he ended up signing a 500 thousand U.S. dollar contract with the Chicago Cubs which became 1.85 million U.S. dollars after being named the most valuable player.


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