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Andre Dawson lends name to MLB-sponsored tournament for HBCUs

Andre Dawson lends name to MLB-sponsored tournament for HBCUs

Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is lending his name to a college tournament formed as part of Major League Baseball's effort to promote historically black college and university programs.

Now in its 11th year, the New Orleans tournament formerly known as the Urban Invitational has been renamed the Andre Dawson Classic. It will feature six HBCU teams as part of an eight-team round robin from Feb. 16-18.

Dawson, a former Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos star, played college baseball at Florida A&M. He is one of only two HBCU alumni in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dawson says he's honored to be involved.

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