Adam Dunn hit his 8th homer of the season and #246 of his career on Friday.
That moves him into a tie for 193rd place on the all-time list with Ken Singleton.
Dunn's big blast traveled down the right field line and hit at the very back of the visitor's bullpen, almost going completely out of the stadium.
Here is a photo of Dunn's homer #246:
Next up on the list at #191 are Matt Stairs and Vern Stephens, who both have 247 career home runs. I have never heard of Vern Stephens, so I will look him up and post his bio when Dunn catches him. Stairs is an active player with the Blue Jays.
- Played Until Age
: 38 Career HR
: 246 Career AB
: 7189 AB/HR
Singleton played 15 seasons with the Mets, Expos and Orioles in the 70's and 80's. He was an outfielder/DH and made the All Star team three times. His highest finish in MVP balloting was in 1979, when he finished 2nd to Don Baylor. He was third in 1977, behind Al Cowens and the winner Rod Carew. Singleton was the 3rd overall pick of the draft in 1967. He is currently a broadcaster for the Yankees.
- Current Age
: 28 Career HR
: 246 Career AB
: 3475 AB/HR
Dunn is #37 amongst active players in career homers. The only one ahead of him that is younger is Albert Pujols (2 months younger) with 290 dingers. Of the 36 active players ahead of Adam Dunn on the list only 4 have hit more homers than Dunn so far this season:
Lance Berkman (age 32) 15 homers this season, 274 career
Chipper Jones (age 36) 11 homers this season, 397 career
Derrek Lee (age 32) 10 homers this season, 248 career
Carlos Lee (age 31) 9 homers this season, 262 career
Adam Dunn (age 28) 8 homers this season, 246 career
Here are Dunn's all-time ranks in other stats:
#6 in AB/HR with 14.14
#64 in OPS with .896
#163 in Ks with 1126
#193 in HRs with 246
#320 in BBs with 705
#728 in RBIs with 594
#827 in Runs with 639
#838 in Total Bases with 1795
#1041 in 2B with 182
#1196 in SB with 58
#1381 in Hits with 859
#3156 in 3B with 8
With a couple more quick homers Dunn could pass Ralph Kiner and move into 5th place in career AB/HR ratio. Kiner finished at 14.11 in his career. Only McGwire, Ruth, Bonds and Thome are better.
I won't be able to easily get his ranks in OBP and AVG until he gets 5000 ABs. I was only able to get OPS because he is in the top 100. Maybe there is a better site to find that information than mlb.com -- anybody have a good source for such data?
Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
245 Mickey Tettleton, Deron Johnson
244 Hack Wilson, Lou Whitaker, Tony Clark
242 Dusty Baker, Roy Campanella, Wally Berger, Sal Bando
241 Jesse Barfield, Cecil Cooper, Rick Monday
240 Roberto Clemente, Jeff Burroughs
239 Ken Caminiti, Dolph Camilli
238 Ray Lankford, Earl Averill