#206 on career HR list: Dunn ties Roberto Clemente
Adam Dunn hit his 240th career home run today to move into a tie with Roberto Clemente and Jeff Burroughs for #206 on the list of all-time home run hitters.
Clemente was a 12-time All Star and was the 1966 NL MVP. He was the MVP of the 1971 World Series. His career lasted 18 years until it was tragically cut short when he perished in a plane crash on the last day of 1972. His last game was against the Reds in the 1972 playoffs. He finished his career with exactly 3000 hits. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973 because the normal 5 year waiting period was waived (the only time that has occurred).
Burroughs was a slugging outfielder that had a long career with the Senators, Rangers, Braves, Mariners, Athletics and Blue Jays. He made the All Star team twice and won the AL MVP in 1974. Burroughs was the 1st pick of the 1st round of the 1969 draft. He is one of only 4 #1 draft picks to ever win the MVP award (Griffey Jr., A-Rod, and Chipper are the others). Burroughs' son Sean played in the big leagues with the Padres and Devil Rays.
Next up on the list with 241 career homers are Cecil Cooper, Jesse Barfield, and Rick Monday. Dusty Baker has 242.