View Full Version : 203rd on career HR list: Dunn ties Monday, Cooper, Barfield

04-23-2008, 02:00 AM
Adam Dunn hit his 3rd homer of the season and 241st of his career today. That moves him into a tie for 203rd place on the all-time list with Jesse Barfield, Cecil Cooper and Rick Monday.

Dunn's next home run will move him into the top 200 greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. There are currently 5 players tied with 242 homers at 198th place. One of those players is Reds Manager Dusty Baker.

Jesse Barfield played 12 seasons in the major leagues with the Blue Jays and Yankees. He made the All Star team in 1986 when he led the majors in home runs with 40. Barfield was also well-respected for his throwing arm. He had one of the strongest and most accurate arms in baseball history. He led the league in outfield assists three times even though it was rare for baserunners to dare to challenge him by attempting an extra base. Jesse's son Josh is a second baseman for the Cleveland Indians.

Cecil Cooper played 17 seasons with the Red Sox and Brewers. He made the All Star team five times. He hit .352 in 1980 but didn't win the batting title because that was the year George Brett had a .390 average. Cooper is currently the manager of the Houston Astros.

Rick Monday was a 2-time All Star who played 19 seasons as a center fielder with the Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers. He was the first selection of the first round of the inaugural major league draft in 1965. He is most famous for intervening to prevent two jackass protestors from burning the American flag on the field during a Dodger game. He ran up and snatched the fuel-soaked flag away from the men as they tried to ignite it. The crowd roared their appreciation for his act before the traitors were arrested. Monday recently turned down a $1,000,000 offer for that flag.

Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
240 Roberto Clemente, Jeff Burroughs
239 Ken Caminiti, Dolph Camilli
238 Ray Lankford, Earl Averill

04-23-2008, 02:28 AM
In somewhat related news, with 22 walks on the season, Dunn is now up to 697 walks (in 4177 plate appearances) for his career, which is the eighth most in Reds history. Frank Robinson is one ahead (698) of Dunn for seventh most in Reds history. He will also pass Dave Concepcion this year too as he 736 career walks in 9640 PA's.

Big Klu
04-23-2008, 05:01 AM
Adam Dunn is also closing in on fifth place on the Reds' all-time home run list. He is now only three away from tying George Foster (244) for fifth place in home runs as a Red.

Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Adam Dunn - 241
7. Eric Davis - 203
8. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

04-23-2008, 06:44 AM
He will finish the season, barring something unforeseen, in 4th place on the Reds list, just behind Tony Perez.