Adam Dunn hit his 259th career home run on Wednesday. He is now tied with Magglio Ordonez for 169th place in major league history.
Next up on the list are Javy Lopez and Tim Wallach with 260 home runs.
Dunnís homer #259 on Wednesday came off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher John Van Benschoten. It was his first career homer vs. Van Benschoten in 1 plate appearance. Van Benschoten is the 184th different pitcher that Dunn has homered against. It was the 26th time Dunn has homered against the Pirates, which is the 3rd most against any team in his career. He has hit 36 against the Cubs and 29 against the Brewers.
- Current Age
: 34 Career HR
: 259 Career AB
: 5600 AB/HR
: 21.6 Top Season
: 38 HRs
Ordonez has played 12 seasons with the White Sox and now the Tigers. He has made the All Star team 6 times and led the AL in batting average with a mark of .363 in 2007 while placing 2nd in the MVP voting behind Alex Rodriguez. Ordonez was the first Tiger to win a batting title in 46 years. OrdůŮez hits the ball with authority to all fields. He has good strike-zone judgment and a short, quick stroke. He pulls the ball against left-handed pitchers but with opposite-field power against right-handers. As a fielder, he has a decent arm, a quick release and good accuracy. Ordonez is currently on the disabled list, so Dunn should be able to stay ahead of him. Ordonez has 12 homers so far this year compared to Dunnís 21.
Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
259 Magglio Ordonez
256 Vada Pinson, Bob Allison, Larry Parrish, Alfonso Soriano
255 Kirk Gibson, John Mayberry, John Olerud
253 Larry Doby (HOF), Joe Gordon, Andre Thornton, Todd Zeile
252 Joe Torre, Brett Boone, Bobby Murcer
251 Robin Yount (HOF), Cy Williams, Tony Armas
249 Jose Valentin
248 Goose Goslin (HOF), Ted Simmons, Derrek Lee
247 Vern Stephens, Matt Stairs
246 Ken Singleton
245 Mickey Tettleton, Deron Johnson
244 Hack Wilson (HOF), Lou Whitaker, Tony Clark
242 Dusty Baker, Roy Campanella (HOF), Wally Berger, Sal Bando
241 Jesse Barfield, Cecil Cooper, Rick Monday
240 Roberto Clemente (HOF), Jeff Burroughs
239 Ken Caminiti, Dolph Camilli
238 Ray Lankford, Earl Averill (HOF)
(HOF) = Hall of Fame
Adam Dunn has passed 43 players including 7 Hall of Famers this season.