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    Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Adam Dunn passed Derrek Lee , Bobby Grich and Alfonso Soriano on the all-time career home run list today. Dunn is #225 on the list with 225 career homers at the age of 27.

    #225 with 225.

    Next up is Johnny Callison with 226.

    He will soon pass another strikeout king at 230 ----> Rob Deer. Of course Deer had a career line of only .220/.324/.768 compared to Dunn's excellent line of .247/.378/.894. It took Deer 13 seasons to get 230 HRs, while Dunn will get there in his 7th season. Deer holds the American League strikeout record with 186 in a season while Dunn holds the National League record of 195 in 2004.

    Magglio Ordonez, Paul Molitor, Gary Matthews and ex-Red Kevin Mitchell have 234.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    I think it's hard to believe there have only been 225 players in the history of baseball to hit 225 homeruns. In the new era of baseball, though, we should see plenty more players reach this plateau and hit many more than 225.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Yeah, and a 10 game hitting streak.

    He sucks.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    He sucks.
    Then the Reds must be the worst team in the history of baseball because only: Griffey, Harang, and possibly Phillips can be considered better.
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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by uoduck1017 View Post
    I think it's hard to believe there have only been 225 players in the history of baseball to hit 225 homeruns. In the new era of baseball, though, we should see plenty more players reach this plateau and hit many more than 225.
    I agree. Home runs are much more common now than yesteryear. The players are bigger due to improved nutrition as kids, advanced strength training, protein supplements and some would say steroids (although I think roids are very small part of it). What with smaller ballfields, smaller strikezones and a new philosophical emphasis of slugging over defense we see a greatly increased frequency of home runs.

    Even taking that into consideration, Adam Dunn's power is still very impressive. There is only one player ahead of Dunn on the list that is younger than he is ----> Albert Pujols. Pujols is two months younger than Dunn. Obviously, Pujols is a once per generation type of talent and barring injury is a lock to make the Hall of Fame. Dunn is hitting home runs at a rate that will put him near the top of the list with 500+ homers by the time he calls it quits. That is impressive in any era, including this one.

    Right now Dunn is passing some very good hitters with almost every homer he hits. But it won't be long before he clears a large pack and reaches some rare territory. 280 players have hit 200 homers. Only 177 players have hit 250. Only 114 have hit 300. Only 42 have hit 400. Only 21 have hit 500 (A-Rod will get there next week).


    Here are some other active sluggers that Dunn is catching up with:
    #Homers
    227 Eric Chavez age 29
    234 Matt Stairs age 39
    234 Maglio Ordonez age 33
    240 Carlos Lee age 31
    240 Lance Berkman age 31
    245 Garret Anderson age 35
    247 Miguel Tejada age 31
    247 David Ortiz age 31
    249 Jose Valentin age 38
    252 Jermaine Dye age 33


    Jeff Conine is #245 with 213 homers but he is 41 years old.

    The next youngest player on the list besides Dunn is Mark Teixeira who is 6 months younger but has only 153 homers (#402).

    Adam Dunn has made many Reds fans take the home run for granted. It is still a very difficult accomplishment to hit a small round curving ball going 90+ MPH with a thin round bat over the fence 330-410 feet away.

    Of course Ken Griffey Jr. is another story. LOL But we are all more familiar with his impressive career. Dunn's all-around game is not nearly as great as Griffey's, nor will Dunn likely have a shot at the Hall of Fame. But he is a huge asset to the team never the less. It makes me kind of embarrassed that so many Reds fans can't see past the strikeouts to see the 100+ runs that Dunn drives in and the 100+ runs he scores every year. The object of the game is to put runs on the scoreboard -- not make contact or get hits. Dunn puts runs on the scoreboard better than any other Red every year (including Griffey) and yet so many fans want to run him out of town. I think its shameful.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    It will be a shame if he is traded...have followed him since he was in the minors...sluggers like him only come around once a decade...i hope he stays
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    Don't forget another reason for the home run surge, is the moving in of the fences in the new ball parks.
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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Then the Reds must be the worst team in the history of baseball because only: Griffey, Harang, and possibly Phillips can be considered better.
    You don't recognize sarcasm when you read it do ya.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    Yeah, and a 10 game hitting streak.

    He sucks.

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    Well crap, why don't we just keep Adam Dunn then? :rolleyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    Well crap, why don't we just keep Adam Dunn then? :rolleyes
    okay :tounge-stick-out

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    Yeah, and a 10 game hitting streak.

    He sucks.

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    He makes that catch last night we win

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    He makes that catch last night we win
    Dunn also hit a HR though...




    L.A. manager Grady Little had a bad feeling about Wednesday's game when he saw Harang and pitching coach Dick Pole walking in after Harang's warmup.

    "I saw two big men," Little said. "Either could have shut us out tonight."

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    He makes that catch last night we win
    That's a bit of a stretch... He also hit a 2 run Homer in the 8th, to get us within a run.

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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    You don't recognize sarcasm when you read it do ya.

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    I knew you were joking I was just saying

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    He makes that catch last night we win
    Norris Hopper wouldn't have made that catch either.
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    Re: Adam Dunn is #225 with 225 career home runs...

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    I agree. Home runs are much more common now than yesteryear. The players are bigger due to improved nutrition as kids, advanced strength training, protein supplements and some would say steroids (although I think roids are very small part of it). What with smaller ballfields, smaller strikezones and a new philosophical emphasis of slugging over defense we see a greatly increased frequency of home runs.

    Even taking that into consideration, Adam Dunn's power is still very impressive. There is only one player ahead of Dunn on the list that is younger than he is ----> Albert Pujols. Pujols is two months younger than Dunn. Obviously, Pujols is a once per generation type of talent and barring injury is a lock to make the Hall of Fame. Dunn is hitting home runs at a rate that will put him near the top of the list with 500+ homers by the time he calls it quits. That is impressive in any era, including this one.

    Right now Dunn is passing some very good hitters with almost every homer he hits. But it won't be long before he clears a large pack and reaches some rare territory. 280 players have hit 200 homers. Only 177 players have hit 250. Only 114 have hit 300. Only 42 have hit 400. Only 21 have hit 500 (A-Rod will get there next week).


    Here are some other active sluggers that Dunn is catching up with:
    #Homers
    227 Eric Chavez age 29
    234 Matt Stairs age 39
    234 Maglio Ordonez age 33
    240 Carlos Lee age 31
    240 Lance Berkman age 31
    245 Garret Anderson age 35
    247 Miguel Tejada age 31
    247 David Ortiz age 31
    249 Jose Valentin age 38
    252 Jermaine Dye age 33


    Jeff Conine is #245 with 213 homers but he is 41 years old.

    The next youngest player on the list besides Dunn is Mark Teixeira who is 6 months younger but has only 153 homers (#402).

    Adam Dunn has made many Reds fans take the home run for granted. It is still a very difficult accomplishment to hit a small round curving ball going 90+ MPH with a thin round bat over the fence 330-410 feet away.

    Of course Ken Griffey Jr. is another story. LOL But we are all more familiar with his impressive career. Dunn's all-around game is not nearly as great as Griffey's, nor will Dunn likely have a shot at the Hall of Fame. But he is a huge asset to the team never the less. It makes me kind of embarrassed that so many Reds fans can't see past the strikeouts to see the 100+ runs that Dunn drives in and the 100+ runs he scores every year. The object of the game is to put runs on the scoreboard -- not make contact or get hits. Dunn puts runs on the scoreboard better than any other Red every year (including Griffey) and yet so many fans want to run him out of town. I think its shameful.
    Great post. Barring any significant setback or injury, there is no reason why Adam Dunn shouldn't hit 500 homers for his career. It would be great to see him do that in a Reds uniform, unfortunately, he might be elsewhere.


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