Adam Dunn

Born November 9, 1979 in Houston, Texas

A Young major league baseball player possibly best known for his dubious distinction as the MLB strikeout king, Adam holds the major league record for strikeouts in a single season. With 195 big whiffs in 2004, Dunn shows no signs of slowing as his career progresses. Known to his teammates on the Cincinnati Reds affectionately as "Dunner." This big Texas hoss lives up to the name.

Strikeouts aren't the only thing Dunner can live up to. Adam is also one of the leagues up and coming sluggers, hitting 46 homers in 2004. His literal swing for the fences attitude gives him the backing of fans in The Queen City even as each at-bat is basically boiled down to either the despair of a strikeout or the elation of a round tripper. It is refreshing to see a player like Adam Dunn make it big in the major leagues when so much emphasis is put on the fundamentals. Often it seems as though this 6'6" 275 lb. walking artillery unit only knows how to swing a bat really hard; and if there happens to be a ball there, it is totally fucked.

A man such as big Dunner must live in constant contentment, living in the moment. There must be a very simplistic bliss of knowing your job is simply hitting things really hard. Even if you fail miserably say, 75 percent of the time (Dunn's career batting average? .250) you are told to keep it up. If everyone in life could take that approach, there would probably be a lot more horrible disasters, but a lot more great success as people keep hacking away.

Batting Statistics  

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 2001 21 CIN NL  66  244   54   64  18  1  19   43   4  2  38  74  .262  .371  .578  141   0   0   2   4   4
 2002 22 CIN NL 158  535   84  133  28  2  26   71  19  9 128 170  .249  .400  .454  243   1   3  13   9   8
 2003 23 CIN NL 116  381   70   82  12  1  27   57   8  2  74 126  .215  .354  .465  177   0   4   8  10   4
 2004 24 CIN NL 161  568  105  151  34  0  46  102   6  1 108 195  .266  .388  .569  323   0   0  11   5   8
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 4 Seasons      501 1728  313  430  92  4 118  273  37 14 348 565  .249  .382  .512  884   1   7  34  28  24
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        559  101  139  30  1  38   88  12  5 113 183  .249  .382  .512  286   0   2  11   9   8
Career High    161  568  105  151  34  2  46  102  19  9 128 195  .266  .400  .578  323   1   4  13  10   8

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