On March 6, 1987 — 1987 – Prized free agent Andre Dawson signs a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth $650,000, well below his market value. A former Montreal Expos star, Dawson had previously offered to sign a “blank check” contract with Chicago, because collusion prevents him from signing a contract at the market rate for his services.

Sources –
Baseball Reference March 6
SABR Games Project
National Pastime March 6
Retro Sheet
Replay The Game

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