Always enjoy this yearly article...
Always enjoy this yearly article...
And yet, he was somewhat valuable.Has there ever been a stranger but truer baseball player than Adam Dunn? I mean, seriously. At least he didn't hit .159 again. But he still did all this:
Adam Dunn leads the majors in strikeouts (598) over the past three seasons.
• In 328 of Dunn's always-entertaining trips to home plate, the ball never got around to leaving the batter's box (222 strikeouts, 105 walks, 1 HBP)! So who else has ever had that many trips like that in one season? Nobody, obviously.
• Dunn also worked only 110 hits into his repertoire (amid those 222 strikeouts). That means he's now had back-to-back seasons with at least twice as many punchouts as hits. So how many other position players have done that two years in a row? You guessed it. Zero.
• In yet another bid for swing-and-miss history, the Big Donkey had more strikeouts (156) than the pitcher who was leading the big leagues in strikeouts, Justin Verlander (152), as late as Aug. 5! Alas, a late-season oblique strain got in the way of that quest. …
• But not this one: Dunn struck out at least once in every one of his first 32 games of the season, barely squeaking by the old record -- of 14!
• In yet more unprecedented Human Air Conditioner developments, Dunn became the first man in history to whiff 134 times before the All-Star break. Would you believe Albert Pujols has also whiffed 134 times -- in the past two seasons combined?
• In non-strikeout news, this man hit his 30th homer this year before he hit his 30th single! And kids, all we can say is, don't try that at home.
• But finally, here's this important question: Who had the better year -- Dunn or his "hot-hitting" teammate, Alex Rios? Don't answer too hastily now. Dunn hit .204 in 649 trips to the plate. Rios hit .304 in 640 trips. But Dunn still reached base more times (216) than Rios did (214)? You can look it up!
Did Adam Dunn **** this writers wife or something?
Jonathan Husky is a concerned Mets fan.
1999, 2004, 2011 National Champions
On the whole 30 home runs vs 30 singles, that's been done a ton of times.
Bonds in 01
McGwire in 99 finished their seasons that way.
Adam Dunn will always have a special place in the minds of all.
Thank you Mo! We will forever be grateful for your service to our team not only as a player, but as a person. A living legend. You will forever be in our hearts, and forever be the greatest of all time. Now go get them one last time, Sandman!
G: 19 | IP: 18.1 | ERA: 1.47 | K: 14 | BB: 2 | WHIP: .87 | Saves: 17/17
FC Bayern Munchen
2012/2013 Bundesliga Champs
Champions League Final- 5/25
DFB-Pokal Final- 6/1
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Because I have no other place to share this, but I want to share it.
Christy Mathewson did it twice, and Slim Salle once......more wins than walks allowed
Also, August 6th, 2001....Scott Hatteberg became the only player to hit a grand slam and hit into a triple play in the same game (back to back PA's at that).
Last edited by Jeffy25; 12-26-2012 at 07:12 PM.
The whole Upton 100 HR thing is amazing.
Gregor Blanco's catch in Matt Cain's Perfect Game
Jose Valverde blowing every save opportunity
Has a pitcher ever started and won an all star game, pitched a perfect game, and started all three clinchers in a postseason before?
Has any pitcher gone 15 in 15? Zito HOF.
2013 Tim Lincecum
48.2IP | 4.07 ERA | 3.61 FIP | 3.23 xFIP | 52K | 23BB | 1.38 WHIP
still think the craziest thing is the A's winning the division despite not being in first place the entire seaosn before the last game
30 Team Stadium Checklist: 12 to go
1) Yankees 2) Orioles 3) Rays 4) Red Sox 5) Mets 6) Braves 7) Phillies 8) Nationals 9) Marlins 10) Pirates 11) Padres 12) Astros 13) Mariners 14) Twins 15) Cubs 16) White Sox 17) Cardinals 18) Indians 19) Tigers (June 8th 2013)
BRETT GARDNER HOME RUN METER
HOME RUN COUNT: 3