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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    This is probably the best thread on the site going right now. Sitting at the Brewers/Reds game last Saturday night, it would just be wrong to see Dunn in a uniform other than the Reds. I am pretty neutral on the enitre Dunn argument, but it just wouldn't be right to see him in another uniform. How cool would it be to see him make a run at 300, 400, 500 in a Reds uniform?
    Agreed. I love this thread and would love to see Adam Dunn stay in Cincinnati for years to come.

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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

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    Agreed. I love this thread and would love to see Adam Dunn stay in Cincinnati for years to come.
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    This is probably the best thread on the site going right now. Sitting at the Brewers/Reds game last Saturday night, it would just be wrong to see Dunn in a uniform other than the Reds. I am pretty neutral on the enitre Dunn argument, but it just wouldn't be right to see him in another uniform. How cool would it be to see him make a run at 300, 400, 500 in a Reds uniform?
    I'd love to see him as a career Red like I said but I think it would be awesome to see him be the first Red to hit 400 and 500 homers with just the Reds. He's been my favorite player for quite a while now and I'll never see why there are a number of folks who hate him.
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    In the past few days Adam Dunn has hit 3 home runs and has passed 5 players on the all-time career home run list.

    Adam Dunn has now hit 267 career home runs. He is tied with George Hendrick and Scott Rolen for 160th place in major league history. Dunn also passed George Bell, Vic Wertz and Garret Anderson this week.

    Next up on the list are Joe Morgan, Brooks Robinson, Gorman Thomas and Miguel Tejada with 268 home runs.

    Dunn’s homer #265 came against New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana, who became the 188th pitcher against whom Adam has homered.

    Adam Bomb #266 came against the Mets’ Mike Pelfrey, who became the 189th victim.

    #267 was a huge grand slam against Joe Thatcher (victim 190) of the Padres. The blast was the Reds first and only grand slam of the season.

    Advice to pitchers: Don’t put the ball in this spot!


    Here are some bios for the former great players that Dunn caught with the four dingers:


    George Bell - Played Until Age: 34 Career HR: 265 Career AB: 5011 AB/HR: 23.1 Top Season: 47 HRs

    Bell was a left fielder who played 12 seasons primarily with the Blue Jays, but he finished up his career with the Cubs and White Sox. He made the All Star team 3 times and won the 1987 AL MVP when he finished with a .308 BA, .352 OBP, .608 SLG, 111 Rs, 47 HRs and 134 RBIs. That is a heck of a season. In 1988 Bell became the first player in the Major Leagues to hit three home runs on an opening day (all of them coming off of Bret Saberhagen). After the 1991 season, Bell was traded from the Cubs to the White Sox for Sammy Sosa, which kicked off Sosa’s legendary career with the Cubs. Bell holds the distinction of having hit the last home run at Exhibition Stadium. George’s younger brother Juan played in the major leagues as well. Bell was involved in an incident in 1985 with Red Sox pitcher Bruce Kison, after being hit by a pitch Kison had thrown. Bell charged the mound, and upon approaching Kison, apparently attempted to karate-kick him with a flying leap, and was summarily ejected from the game. Replays of this incident are frequently included in compilations of impromptu sports fights or bizarre baseball plays.



    Vic Wertz - Played Until Age: 38 Career HR: 266 Career AB: 6099 AB/HR: 22.9 Top Season: 32 HRs
    Wertz played 17 seasons mostly with the Tigers, Browns, Orioles, Indians, Red Sox, Tigers again and Twins. He made the All Star team 4 times in the 1950s. He was an outfielder and first baseman He missed part of 1955 with polio – yes, polio. In one of the most famous plays in baseball history, Vic Wertz hit the long fly ball that Willie Mays caught over his shoulder in the 1954 World Series. Known as “The Catch”, it went over 450 feet to dead center of the Polo Grounds in New York, and a sportswriter said, "It would have been a home run in any other park, including Yellowstone." Wertz was a very popular player with a winning personality and was known for his extreme baldness.



    Garret Anderson - Current Age: 36 Career HR: 266 Career AB: 7785 AB/HR: 29.3 Top Season: 35 HRs

    Anderson has played his entire 15 year career with the Angels so far. He is a left fielder and DH. He is the Angels’ career leader in almost every hitting category except home runs ironically. Tim Salmon it 299 homers with the Angels. Anderson has made the All Star team three times and was the All Star Game MVP in 2003. He also won the Home Run Derby that year. He finished second in the 1995 Rookie of the Year voting to Marty Cordova of all people.


    Scott Rolen - Current Age: 33 Career HR: 267 Career AB: 5781 AB/HR: 21.7 Top Season: 34 HRs

    Rolen has played 13 seasons with the Phillies, Cardinals and Blue Jays as a third baseman. He has made the All Star team 5 times and has won 7 Gold Gloves. Only Brooks Robinson and Mike Schmidt have won more GG awards at 3B. Rolen is considered one of the best defensive third baseman in major league history. He was the 1997 NL Rookie of the Year after having the maximum 130 ABs in 1996. He was hit by a pitch in his last plate appearance of 1996. Since an HBP does not count as an at-bat he barely maintained his eligibility for the Rookie of the Year award in 1997. In January of this year Rolen was traded to the Blue Jays for Troy Glaus, another stellar third baseman.



    George Hendrick - Played Until Age: 39 Career HR: 267 Career AB: 7129 AB/HR: 26.7 Top Season: 25 HRs

    Hendrick played for 18 seasons with the Athletics, Indians, Padres, Cardinals, Pirates and Angels as an outfielder. He made the All Star team 4 times and won two World Series rings. He was traded five times in his career. Hendrick was a guy that worked his way up the home run list with longevity. He never hit more than 25 HRs in a season, but he consistently hit around 20 until old age caught up with him. Hendrick was known as Silent George for his refusal to speak to the media, but he was a well-liked and popular player. He is currently a coach with the Tampa Bay Rays.


    Adam Dunn - Current Age: 28 Career HR: 267 Career AB: 3670 AB/HR: 13.75 Top Season: 46 HRs

    Dunn is on a pace for 45 homers, 105 RBIs, 85 Runs, 117 BBs, .386 OBP, .547 SLG and .933 OPS for the season. Dunn leads the Reds in HRs, RBIs, BBs, OBP, SLG and OPS and is second behind Phillips in runs scored despite being only 5th in at-bats and 3rd in plate appearances.

    Dunn has the 12th-best OPS in all of baseball. He is 18th in RBIs in the majors despite having markedly fewer RBI opportunities than most of the people in front of him.

    Here are the top 10 in HRs in 2008 in the major leagues.
    30 Howard
    29 Dunn
    26 Braun, Quentin
    25 Sizemore, Burrell, Utley
    24 H. Ramirez, Uggla
    23 Hamilton, Ludwick, A. Gonzalez

    Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
    267 George Hendrick, Scott Rolen
    266 Vic Wertz, Garret Anderson
    265 George Bell
    264 Bobby Thomson
    262 Danny Tartabull
    260 Javy Lopez, Tim Wallach
    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 52 players including 7 Hall of Famers this season.

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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    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. Adam Dunn - 267
    5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
    6. George Foster - 244
    7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 209
    8. Eric Davis - 203
    9. Barry Larkin - 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
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    This is my favorite thread. I always look forward to the updates after each Dunn blast. Thanks.

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    I didn't think Dunn had a chance to catch Perez when the year started. He's on pace for 17 more, which would leave him three short.

    It's possible.
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I didn't think Dunn had a chance to catch Perez when the year started. He's on pace for 17 more, which would leave him three short.

    It's possible.
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    Adam Dunn hit another grand slam on Monday night. The blast was his 268th career home run, which moves him into a tie for 157th place on the all-time list of the game's greatest sluggers. He is tied with former Reds great Joe Morgan, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson and former Brewers powerhouse Gorman Thomas.

    Next up on the list is Miguel Tejada with 269 home runs.

    Dunn’s homer #268 came against Astros hurler Roy Oswalt. It was the 4th home run Dunn has hit off Oswalt. Oswalt has totally owned the Reds and has a 20-1 career record against us. Adam Dunn however has totally owned Oswalt. Dunn has a career OPS of 1.004 against the Astros ace with a line of .271/.394/.610 in 71 plate appearances, which is the 2nd most PAs Dunn has against any pitcher (72 vs. Zambrano). Given that Dunn has performed so well against Oswalt, the rest of the Reds must have been truly awful against him to allow him a 20-1 record against us.

    The home run was Dunn’s 9th career grand slam. It was also the 85th time a Dunn homer has given the Reds the lead in a game. It was the 48th time Dunn has hit the 1st pitch of an at-bat for a home run. In fact, 0-0 is the count that Dunn has hit the most homers on, 3-2 is second with 37, 1-1 is third with 29 all the way down to 3-0 with only 2 homers.

    Here are Dunn’s situational stats for the season:

    .245 BA .386 OBP .559 SLG .945 OPS w/ Bases Empty
    .262 BA .391 OBP .607 SLG .998 OPS w/ RISP (runners in scoring position)
    .424 BA .457 OBP .818 SLG 1.275 OPS w/ RISP and 2 outs
    .455 BA .538 OBP 1.000 SLG 1.538 OPS w/ Bases Loaded

    Those numbers show that Dunn has been highly clutch this season and has come through for the Reds in the most critical situations.

    Dunn swats #268 off Astros ace Roy Oswalt, then rounds the bases for the league leading 30th time.




    Here are some bios for the former great players that Dunn caught with the homer:


    Joe Morgan - Played Until Age: 41 Career HR: 268 Career AB: 9277 AB/HR: 34.6 Top Season: 27 HRs

    Morgan was a second baseman who played 22 seasons with the Colt 45s, Astros, Reds, Giants, Phillies and Athletics. He made the All Star team 10 times and was the MVP of the All Star Game in 1972. Morgan won 5 Gold Glove awards for his stellar defense. He won the NL MVP in both 1975 and 1976 during the height of the Big Red Machine. Morgan also had great speed and stole 689 bases, which is 11th in history. Morgan was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.

    Early in his career, Morgan had trouble with his swing because he kept his back elbow down too low. Teammate Nellie Fox suggested to Joe that while at the plate he should flap his back arm like a chicken to keep his elbow up. Morgan followed the advice, and his flapping arm became a familiar sight to baseball fans. After the 1971 season Morgan (along with Cesar Geronimo and Jack Billingham) was traded to the Reds for Lee May, Tommy Helms and others.

    Morgan started his career in the spacious Astrodome, and actually spent more years with Houston than with Cincinnati. Morgan's power was shown to better advantage in Riverfront Stadium, helped by coaching from Ted Kluszewski. Morgan doubled his home run output in two seasons. His first year in Cincinnati, he made the All-Star team for only the second time, and was named the game's MVP when he singled in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. He ended up leading the league in walks with 115 and runs scored with 122.

    Of course Reds fans will never forget Morgan winning two World Series titles alongside Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, George Foster, Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. Morgan’s jersey #8 has been retired by the Reds. Morgan is considered by many, including Bill James, to be the best second baseman in major league history.

    In 1975 Morgan led the NL in walks for the third time with 132, while hitting .327 BA with 17 HR, 94 RBI, and 67 stolen bases. Morgan's MVP season sparked the team into the 1975 World Series against the Red Sox, one of the most exciting Series ever played. Morgan, as usual, was in the thick of the excitement. In Game Three, Morgan knocked in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning. In Game Four, he made the last out in a 5-4 Boston victory. In Game Five, he drew 16 pickoff throws at first just prior to a single by Bench and a three-run homer by Perez. In the seventh and deciding game, Morgan's RBI single in the top of the ninth gave the Reds the World Championship.

    In 1976 Morgan topped his previous power totals with a career-high 27 HR, became only the fifth second baseman to drive in more than 100 runs (111), and led the league in slugging average at .576. He also batted .320, stole 60 bases, had an on-base average of .444 an an OPS+ of 187 to earn his straight second MVP. The Reds then swept the Yankees in the Series.

    Morgan was a rare commodity, a speedy second baseman with power. The 5'7" 150-lb Little Joe was also one of the smallest number-three hitters in recent baseball history. Morgan ranks third all-time in walks behind Babe Ruth and Ted Williams.

    Morgan ended up on a geriatric Phillies team in 1983 with fellow Reds alumni Pete Rose and Tony Perez, making it as far as the World Series but losing in five games to Baltimore.



    Brooks Robinson - Played Until Age: 40 Career HR: 268 Career AB: 10,654 AB/HR: 39.8 Top Season: 28 HRs
    Robinson played 23 seasons with the Orioles in his very long career. He is tied with Carl Yastrzemski for the most seasons with one club. Robinson made the All Star team 15 times and was the starting third baseman every time – and his team lost 14 of those games. He was the 1966 All Star MVP for the losing team, which has only happened twice (Yaz in 1970). Robinson is widely considered the best fielding third baseman ever to play the game. He won 16 Gold Gloves, which is tied with Jim Kaat for the second most ever. Brooks won the 1964 AL MVP award. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983.

    After the Orioles beat the Reds in the 1970 World Series (in which Robinson was the MVP of the Series), Sparky Anderson said "I'm beginning to see Brooks in my sleep. If I dropped this paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first."

    Robinson didn't play high school ball, and was playing second base in a church league when he was discovered – yet somehow he broke into the big leagues at the age of 18. He was worked in slowly as a replacement for Hall of Famer George Kell, who was finishing his career at third base for the Orioles. The Oriole dynasty that developed in the 1960s was built on pitching and defense, but Brooks was head and shoulders above all his smooth-fielding teammates. Wearing his trademark short-billed batting helmet, he was a fair hitter with some power, winning the 1964 MVP award on the strength of his only .300 season (.317), with 28 HR and 118 RBI. He was named MVP of the 1966 All-Star Game after getting three hits and scoring the AL's lone run in a 2-1 loss. But it was his glove that regularly won games. In the 1966 World Series, his presence at third discouraged the heavily favored Dodgers from employing their bunting game. The Orioles won four straight close games.
    In the 1970 Series, the Reds nicknamed him "Hoover," expanding upon the "human vacuum cleaner" tag he had been known by. After Robinson won the Series MVP award (which earned him a new Toyota car) with a .429 average, two home runs, and a slew of dazzling defensive plays, Reds catcher Johnny Bench noted that "if he wanted a car that badly, we'd have given him one." On one unbelievable play, Brooks fully extended to backhand a sharp grounder by Lee May behind third and a full body length into foul territory, whirled off-balance, and threw a perfect one-hopper off the Riverfront Stadium Astroturf to Boog Powell at first for the out. He won Game One with a seventh-inning solo homer, and homered again in Game Four.


    Gorman Thomas - Played Until Age: 36 Career HR: 268 Career AB: 4677 AB/HR: 17.5 Top Season: 45 HRs

    Thomas played 13 seasons mostly with the Brewers, but also had brief stints with the Indians and Mariners. He was a center fielder. He made only one All Star team. Gorman twice led the AL in homers. One of the most popular players in Brewers history, and affectionately known as "Stormin' Gorman", Thomas hit more home runs between 1978 and 1982 than any other player in the American League. However, his frequent strikeouts and low batting average overshadowed some of his career accomplishments (sound familiar?). Thomas was also a premier center fielder, with a wide range and good arm until undergoing rotator cuff surgery in 1984, which limited his duties and led to him being utilized primarily as a designated hitter. Thomas was the first player ever picked by the Seattle Pilots in the June 1969 draft. His first career homer came against Jim Palmer.


    Adam Dunn - Current Age: 28 Career HR: 268 Career AB: 3682 AB/HR: 13.74 Top Season: 46 HRs

    Dunn is on a pace for 45 homers, 109 RBIs, 85 Runs, 115 BBs, .386 OBP, .555 SLG and .941 OPS for the season. Dunn leads the Reds in HRs, RBIs, BBs, OBP, SLG and OPS and is second behind Phillips in runs scored despite being only 5th in at-bats and 3rd in plate appearances.

    Dunn has the 13th-best OPS in all of baseball. He is 12th in RBIs in the majors despite having markedly fewer RBI opportunities than most of the people in front of him.

    Here are the top 12 in HRs in 2008 in the major leagues.
    30 Dunn, Howard
    29 Braun
    27 Quentin
    26 Burrell
    25 Utley, Uggla, Sizemore, A. Gonzalez
    24 Hamilton, H. Ramirez, Dye

    Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
    268 Joe Morgan (HOF), Brooks Robinson (HOF), Gorman Thomas
    267 George Hendrick, Scott Rolen
    266 Vic Wertz, Garret Anderson
    265 George Bell
    264 Bobby Thomson
    262 Danny Tartabull
    260 Javy Lopez, Tim Wallach
    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 55 players including 9 Hall of Famers this season.
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    Any chance he passes Tony Perez for Reds All Time Homers? As this could be his last season (hopefully not) I'd love to see him pass doggy.
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    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. Adam Dunn - 268
    5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
    6. George Foster - 244
    7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 209
    8. Eric Davis - 203
    9. Barry Larkin - 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
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    Adam Dunn hit two more homers on Wednesday night. The blasts gave him 270 for his career, which moves him past Miguel Tejada and into 156th place on the all-time list of the game’s greatest sluggers.

    Next up on the list are Tom Brunansky, Raul Mondesi and George Scott with 271 home runs.

    Dunn’s homers #269 and #270 came against Astros hurler Wandy Rodriguez. This was the first time Dunn has homered against Rodriguez, who becomes the 191st pitcher Dunn has taken deep. It was the 22nd time Dunn has hit two homers in a game. Dunn now leads the league with 32 homers, which is two more than Ryan Howard. Dunn has hit 12 homers this month. The last time any Red hit more than 12 homers in a single month was way back in 2001 when Adam hit 13 in a month.

    Dunn watches Adam Bomb #269 fly into the upper deck of Minute Maid Park:


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    Miguel Tejada - Current Age: 34 Career HR: 269 Career AB: 6465 AB/HR: 24.0 Top Season: 34 HRs

    Tejada has played 12 seasons with the Athletics, Orioles and Astros. He is a shortstop. He has made the All Star team 5 times and even won the All Star Game MVP once and the Home Run Derby once. Tejada was the 2002 American League MVP when posted a line of .308 BA, 34 HRs, 131 RBIs and 108 Runs.

    His nickname is "La Gua Gua" for "The Bus" in Spanish as Tejada is known to drive in runs and drive his team to victory. Tejada owns the 5th-longest consecutive games played streak of 1151 games, which ended when he broke his wrist in 2006. He has been implicated as a former steroids user by Rafael Palmiero, Jose Canseco and Jason Grimsley but Tejada denies the claims. In April of this year it was revealed that he was born in 1974 rather than 1976 as had previously been believed. It was also revealed that his real name is Miguel Tejeda rather than Tejada. Most of the Latin American players had their ages corrected soon after 9-11 when the federal government tightened scrutiny of the work visas foreign players must get to play baseball in the USA. Somehow Tejada slipped through the cracks at that time.


    Adam Dunn - Current Age: 28 Career HR: 270 Career AB: 3691 AB/HR: 13.67 Top Season: 46 HRs

    Dunn is on a pace for 47 homers, 110 RBIs, 86 Runs, 113 BBs, .385 OBP, .567 SLG and .952 OPS for the season. Dunn leads the Reds in HRs, RBIs, BBs, OBP, SLG and OPS and is second behind Phillips in runs scored despite being only 5th in at-bats and 3rd in plate appearances.

    Dunn has the 8th-best OPS in all of baseball. He is 13th in RBIs in the majors despite having markedly fewer RBI opportunities than most of the people in front of him.

    Here are the top 10 in HRs in 2008 in the major leagues.
    32 Dunn
    30 Howard
    29 Braun
    28 Quentin
    27 Utley
    26 Burrell, Uggla
    25 Sizemore, A. Gonzalez, Hamilton

    Dunn is very close to passing Jim Thome and moving into 4th place on the AB/HR ratio list behind only Mark McGwire, Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds! Dunn is currently 5th after passing Ralph Kiner earlier this season.


    Players that Adam Dunn has passed on the career home run list this season:
    269 Miguel Tejada
    268 Joe Morgan (HOF), Brooks Robinson (HOF), Gorman Thomas
    267 George Hendrick, Scott Rolen
    266 Vic Wertz, Garret Anderson
    265 George Bell
    264 Bobby Thomson
    262 Danny Tartabull
    260 Javy Lopez, Tim Wallach
    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 56 players including 9 Hall of Famers this season.

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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    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. Adam Dunn - 270
    5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
    6. George Foster - 244
    7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
    8. Eric Davis - 203
    9. Barry Larkin - 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
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    20. Frank McCormick - 110
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    22. Chris Sabo - 104
    23. Dave Concepcion - 101
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    25. Paul O'Neill - 96
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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    If Dunn keeps hitting like this he just may pass Tony Perez this season.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Tracking Adam Dunn on the All-Time Career Home Run List

    Interesting. For the first time, we might just have someone who could potentially pass Dunn. He just passed Tejada last night and Miggy is obviously still active and productive. I put my money on Dunner to stay ahead of him, but Miggy could easily get hot for a couple of days and take the slot back, albeit not permanently.


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