Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox has had a miserable last few years with the team after cashing in on a $56 million deal over the course of four years.
If there is one thing Dunn is doing right this year, it’s hitting home runs.
Dunn hit home run No. 20 Sunday afternoon, which counts as No. 426 on his career. He’s now tied for No. 46 all time with the man known as Billy Williams.
It’s great news for Dunn, but everything else as of late has been anything but. His 2011 campaign was one of the worst in professional baseball history (via Baseball-reference.com). This year Dunn is batting horribly once more, tallying a .193 average and getting on base at a rate lower than .300.
Dunn has been at this a long time so you know what you’re getting. Hat’s off to him for a milestone most saw coming a mile away. He’s always been good at hitting the ball out of the yard but fanning or being an easy out the rest of the time. It’s hard to tell how many more he has left in the tank but don’t be shocked if we’re reporting he’s moving another rung up the home run ladder sooner rather than later.
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