• Getting It Dunn: The 40/100 Club

    Posted by on May 29th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Only FOUR players in baseball history have 6+ seasons with 40+ homeruns AND 100+ walks:

    Rk Yrs From To Age
    1 Babe Ruth 10 1920 1932 25-37 Ind. Seasons
    2 Barry Bonds 8 1993 2004 28-39 Ind. Seasons
    3 Adam Dunn 6 2004 2012 24-32 Ind. Seasons
    4 Jim Thome 6 1997 2006 26-35 Ind. Seasons
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 5/29/2014.

    If Dunn can do it 2 more times, which is possible, then he will join Ruth and Bonds as the only three batters in big league history to do it 8+ times. Amazing.

    Comments on Getting It Dunn: The 40/100 Club

    1. #15
      May 29th, 2014 | 4:53 pm

      Even if he did it, he’d still be a one dimensional slug that I wouldn’t want on my roster. Had to laugh when they were talking about him as a possible HOF on the Yes broadcast.

      If you era-correct the numbers, none of these guys could carry the Babe’s shoes.

      Kind of surprised Hank and Willie aren’t on this list.

    2. Evan3457
      May 29th, 2014 | 11:27 pm

      Well, people always say he’s a one-dimensional player, but really, he’s a two-dimensional player; HRs and BBs. Both have value, but he also has some big negatives that erase a lot of that value.

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