On November 22, 1977 — Andre Dawson of the Montreal Expos wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award by one vote over Steve Henderson of the New York Mets. Dawson hit .282 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI, while Henderson had a batting line of .297, 12, 65.
Dawson had a blend of power and speed, hitting at least 20 home runs in seven seasons with the Expos, and stealing at least 20 bases in his first seven seasons. Dawson the 8 time all-star will go onto have a Hall of Fame Career, winning the 1987 MVP Award, and narrowly missing out on the MVP 2 other times, he also won 8 Gold Gloves and 4 Silver Slugger Awards.
Henderson will have a solid 12-year career, hitting .280 and will be a regular in 4 of those seasons. He mainly became a platoon player. He never appeared on another ballet for any other award during his career.
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