With his induction into the Reds Hall of Fame, watch Adam Dunn hit a homer into another state
Adam Dunn was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame on Wednesday -- joining players like Barry Larkin, Frank Robinson and Johnny Bench.
Join us in congratulating The Big Donkey @adamdunn_44 on being named the next inductee into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame! Dunn (2001-08) was the top vote-getter selected by fans, Reds alumni and select members of the media through the Modern Player Ballot. pic.twitter.com/hHgoZ8HViJ- Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 29, 2017
The Big Donkey compiled 270 homers, 646 RBIs, 717 walks and a .900 OPS during his eight seasons in Cincinnati. He was 6-foot-6, 285 pounds during his playing days. He was basically a giant, dinger-crushing machine (except, of course, when he pitched).
And, in honor of his induction, let's go back to Aug. 10, 2004. While playing for the Reds, Dunn showed off maybe the pinnacle of his powers -- destroying a home run out of Great American Ball Park and, techinically, out of the state of Ohio:
The ball cleared the 32-foot batter's eye, bounced off Mehring Way (a road that runs behind the stadium) and bounded another 200 feet onto a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River. That part of the river is considered part of Kentucky.
So remember, the next time a broadcaster hyperbolizes "Man, he hit that one into another state," Adam Dunn once literally did that.
A version of this post originally appeared on this site in 2016.