Married Rachel … has three children: Brady, Casey and MacKenzie … Twitter: @adamdunn_44 … is a 1998 graduate of Caney (Texas) High School where he totaled 4,792 yards and 44 touchdowns as a quarterback … attended the University of Texas and played one season of football (redshirted) … announced intention to play baseball full-time in the spring of 1999.
Hit 30-plus home runs for the ninth time in his career and second time in three seasons with the White Sox … became just the second left-hander in franchise history (Jim Thome, 2006-08) to record multiple 30-homer seasons and the first since Pete Ward in 1967-68 to lead the team in consecutive seasons … finished the season in 39th place all-time with 440 home runs … passed the following players during the season: Duke Snider (407), Darrell Evans (414), Billy Williams (426), Mike Piazza (427), Cal Ripken Jr. (431), Andruw Jones (434), Juan Gonzalez (434) and Andre Dawson (438) … ranked among the American League leaders in pitches per plate appearances (2nd, 4.29), strikeouts (3rd in 189), home runs (T4th, 34), home run ratio (5th, 15.44) and walks (T7th, 76) … appeared in 74 games (73 starts) as the designated hitter, 71 (70) at first base and three (two) in left field … batted .262 (65-248) with 18 home runs and 40 RBI as the first baseman, compared to .184 (49-267) with 16 homers and 44 RBI as the DH … hit 24 of his 34 home runs vs. right handers (26 of 41 in 2012) … his 21 home runs at home ranked second in the AL behind Baltimore's Chris Davis … combined to hit .272 (77-283) with 18 home runs and 51 RBI from June-August (batted .148 in April, .165 in May and .159 in September) … started consecutive games in left field on 4/10-11 at Washington … snapped a career-high 0-31 hitless stretch with a solo home run on 4/21 vs. Minnesota … scored his 1,000th career run on 5/10 vs. Los Angeles-AL … recorded a RBI in five consecutive games from 5/14-18 (10 total) … homered in consecutive games for the first time on 5/14-15 at Minnesota … recorded his 35th career multihomer game on 5/15 at Target Field, going 3-4 with two homers and five RBI … ranked among the AL leaders in June in RBI (3rd, 24), home runs (T3rd, 9), OPS (6th, .991) and slugging percentage (8th, .589) … went 4-4 with two home runs and five RBI on 6/10 vs. Toronto, his 36th career multihomer game and second of the season … drove in at least four runs for the third time in 2013 on 6/23 at Kansas City (two-run single and two-run homer) … went 3-3 with a home run, walk and three RBI on 7/9 at Detroit … hit his ninth career game-ending home run on 7/4 vs. Baltimore, a solo shot in the ninth inning off Tommy Hunter … matched his career high with four hits (sixth time) on 8/4 at Detroit, including a 475-foot home run off Rick Porcello … hit a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning off Mariano Rivera on 8/7 vs. the Yankees (Sox won, 6-5, in 12) … recorded a season-high, nine-game hitting streak from 8/9-1-17 (.438, 14-32) … went 30 games without a multihit effort from 8/18-9/24 … hit his 30th home run on 8/26 vs. Houston, joining Thome (2006-08) as the only left-handed hitters in franchise history with consecutive and multiple 30-homer seasons … extended the Sox lead to 4-1 with a two-run homer in a win on 9/8 at Baltimore … homered in two of his final three games on 9/26 and 9/28 vs. Kansas City.
Was named The Sporting News and Players Choice American League Comeback Player of the Year after surpassing his offensive totals from 2011 in every category ... hit 41 home runs, his most since 2004 (career-high 46), and tied for the sixth most in team history ... ranked among the AL leaders in walks (1st, 105), strikeouts (1st, 222), pitches per plate appearance (1st, 4.43), home run ratio (3rd, 13.14), home runs (5th) and RBI ratio (7th, 5.6) ... according to Elias, his 30-homer increase from 2011 (11) to 2012 tied for the third-largest in Major League history (minimum 400 at-bats) behind Brady Anderson (+34, 1995-1996), Lou Gehrig (+31, 1926-27) and Sammy Sosa (+30, 1997-98) ... finished the season ranked 49th all-time with 406 career home runs ... passed Ralph Kiner, Gil Hodges, Rocky Colavito, Carlton Fisk, Joe Carter, Dale Murphy, Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga during the season ... became the sixth player (11th time) in franchise history to hit 40 or more home runs in a season, joining Albert Belle (49 in 1998), Jermaine Dye (44 in 2006), Frank Thomas (43 in 2000, 42 in 2003, 41 in 1993 and 40 in 1995-96), Jim Thome (42 in 2006) and Paul Konerko (41 in 2004 and 40 in 2005) ... became just the second left-hander in team history to hit 40 or more home runs in a season and the fourth (sixth time) to hit 30-plus ... became the fifth player in White Sox history to hit a milestone homer of 400 or more with the club, joining Frank Thomas (400 in 2003), Jim Thome (500 in 2007), Andruw Jones (400 in 2010) and Paul Konerko (400 in 2012) ... joined Konerko as the only teammates in baseball history to hit their 400th career homer in the same season (elias)... homered every 13.15 at-bats, the eighth-best mark in franchise history ... became the first player in Major League history to record 100 walks and 200 strikeouts in the same season ... walked 100-plus times for the eighth time in his career ... his 222 strikeouts were the second-highest total in Major League history behind Mark Reynolds' 223 in 2009 ... was named to his second career All-Star team (also 2002 with Cincinnati) ... homered in consecutive games eight times, including three straight from 6/9-12 and 7/13-15 ... reached the 20-homer plateau in 60 games, the fifth-fastest in Sox history and 30 in 97 games (fourth-fastest) ... hit 25 home runs in the first half, tied with Jermaine Dye (2006) for fifth most in team history ... hit a career-high 11 homers in the first inning ... 18 of his homers tied the game or gave the Sox the lead, and 17 came with two strikes ... hit 15 home runs off left-handers (none in 2011) and 26 against righties ... made 93 starts as the designated hitter, 51 at first base and five in left field ... batted .198 (67-338) with 25 home runs and 63 RBIs as the DH and .212 (39-184) with 13 and 27 as the first baseman ... led the Majors in walks and strikeouts ... struck out in a Major League record 36 consecutive games (dating back to 9/24/11) ... hit his eighth career Opening Day home run, tying Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr. for the all-time record ... recorded his 31st career multihomer game (first with the Sox) and collected five RBIs on 4/20 at Seattle ... the five RBIs were his most since 9/24/10 vs. Atlanta ... hit 11 home runs in May, matching his total from all of 2011 ... hit a game-winning, two-run home run off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning on 5/5 at Detroit ... reached base four times on 5/11 vs. Kansas City, including his 11th home run, matching his total from 2011 ... became just the 14th player since 1921 to equal his previous year's home run total (10 or more) in 33 games or less ... also snapped his streak of 36 consecutive games with at least one strikeout vs. the Royals ... reached base five times (home run and four walks) for the 10th time in his career on 5/19 at the Cubs ... hit a game-winning, 448-foot home run on 5/28 at Tampa Bay ... hit his 12th career grand slam and matched a season high with five RBIs on 6/9 vs. Houston ... hit his 20th homer on 6/10 vs. Houston ... according to Elias, became just the second player in baseball history to hit 20 home runs the year after posting a slugging percentage below .300 (.277 in 2011) ... hit his 25th home run on 7/3 vs. Texas, becoming the fifth player (sixth time) in franchise history with 25 homers and 60 RBIs prior to the All-Star Break ... Jermaine Dye (2006), Jim Thome (2006), Frank Thomas (1994, 2000) and Dick Allen (1974) also accomplished the feat (Elias) ... did not play in the All-Star game at Kauffman Stadium ... stolen base on 7/17 at Boston was his since first 8/16/08 (with Arizona) ... recorded his 32nd career multihomer game and collected his 1,000th career RBIs on 8/13 at Toronto ... hit his 400th career home run on 8/18 at Kansas City ... hit his 36th home run on 8/20 vs. the Yankees ... recorded his 33rd career multihomer game (third of 2012) on 8/24 vs. Seattle ... missed 10 games (9/1-2 and 9/7-14) with a strained right oblique ... hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the eighth inning off Vinnie Pestano on 9/24 vs. Cleveland, his 41st of the season ... also hit a solo homer in the sixth (34th career multihomer effort).
Hit .159 (66-415) with 16 doubles, 11 home runs, 42 RBI and 75walks in 122 games in his first season with the White Sox...his .159 averagewould have been the lowest in Major-League history with the required plateappearances (was six short), and his streak of seven straight seasons withat least 38 home runs came to an end...established a club record andranked third in the American League with 177 strikeouts...his 22 gameswith at least three strikeouts were an AL record...was the first player inthe Major Leagues with more walks than hits since Jack Cust in 2007...his75 walks were two less than his 2010 total (77) despite playing in 36 lessgames...did not record an intentional walk for the first time in his career...was one of two players in the majors to register at least 75 walks withoutthe benefit of an intentional walk (also the Yankees' Curtis Granderson)...averaged one walk per 6.6 plate appearances, which would have rankedthird in the AL if he qualified...totaled nine home runs and 34 RBI in thefirst half, compared to two homers and eight RBI after the All-Star Break...was 6-94 (.064) vs. lefties, with one extra-base hit (double on 9/18 at KansasCity)...batted .176 (51-289) with eight home runs as the designated hitter(Sox went 35-46) and .122 (14-115) with two homers at first base (21-13)...was 3-48 (.063) during interleague play...made his White Sox debut on 4/1at Cleveland, going 2-4 with a double, home run (seventh on Opening Day)and four RBI...joined Al Zarilla (4/17/51) and George Metkovich (6/16/49) as the only players with four or moreRBI in a Sox debut...underwent an emergency appendectomy on 4/6 in Kansas City and missed the next sixgames...recorded his 1,000th walk on 4/24 at Detroit, becoming the fourth-fastest player in baseball history to350 home runs and 1,000 walks (1,463 games)...hit his fourth career pinch homer on 5/1 vs. Baltimore...tiedhis career high with four hits on 5/11 at the Angels (fourth time)...struck out in all four at-bats on 5/26 at Torontoand walked in all four plate appearances the following game, the first player to do so since Philadelphia's DickAllen on 5/1-2/68 at the Mets...the four walks on 5/27 at the Blue Jays matched a career high (fourth time)...ended an 0-40 streak vs. left-handers on 6/3 vs. Detroit...ended the season hitless in his last 22 at-bats andwithout a homer in his last 91...failed to homer in a month (September) for the first time in his career.
Hit .260 (145-558) with a career-high 36 doubles, 38 home runs and103 RBI in 158 games in his second season with Washington...recordedat least 100 RBI for the fourth straight season (sixth overall) and played inexcess of 150 games for the seventh straight year...ranked among theNational League leaders in home runs (2nd), home run ratio (2nd, 14.68),extra-base hits (3rd, 76), slugging percentage (5th), RBI (T7th), total bases(T8th, 299) and OPS (9th, .892)...extended his major-league record withat least 20 first-half home runs (22) to eight consecutive seasons...his 77walks marked his fewest in a full season, while his 199 strikeouts were acareer high...hit .286 (112-392) with 29 home runs vs. right-handers and.199 (33-166) with nine homers off lefties...hit .217 (34-157) with runnersin scoring position but .375 (6-16) with the bases loaded...made 151 startsat first base and two at designated hitter...compiled a .990 (13 E/1,309 TC)fielding percentage at first...batted .288 (92-320) in the first half, comparedto .223 (53-238) after the All-Star Break...hit 15 home runs in 33 gamesvs. NL West opponents...totaled six multihomer games...collected his800th RBI on 5/27 at San Francisco...recorded his first three-homer gameon 7/7 vs. San Diego...tied a career best with six RBI on 8/6 at Dodgers... hit his eighth career game-ending home run on 9/28 vs. Philadelphia ...signed by the White Sox as a free agent on 12/3.
Posted fantastic debut season with the Nationals, hitting .267 with 29 doubles, a 38 home runs, 105 RBI, 116 walks and81 runs scored...in Nationals (2005-present) history, posted the highest single-season mark in walks, the 2nd-highestsingle-season tally in home runs and slugging percentage (.529), and the 3rd-highest RBI total...only Alfonso Soriano,46 in 2006, hit more home runs...ranked among NL leaders in walks (2nd), home runs (6th), at-bats per home run (6th,14.4), at-bats per RBI (tied for 6th, 5.2), intentional walks (6th, 16), games (tied for 7th, 159), RBI (9th), OBP (9th, .398)and game-winning RBI (tied for 10th, 15)...paced the Nationals in games, homers and walks, as well as, on-base andslugging percentages...July 4 vs. ATL, blasted 300th career homer, a 7th-inning solo shot off Tommy Hanson...trailing3-0 prior to the tricentennial blast, the long ball sparked Washington to a 5-3 win...became just the 13th player to reach300 before 30th birthday...set single-season career-high with 74 hits with runners on base...defensively, played 83games in the outfield (61 in LF, 22 in RF) and 66 at first base...in March, went 7-for-23 (.304) with a double, 3 homeruns, 4 RBI and 9 walks during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Again hit 40 homers, posted 100 RBI and walked 100-plus times, yet saw tenure with the Reds end with August 11 dealto ARI...became just the 8th player in MLB history to notch 5 straight 40-homer seasons...paced the NL with 40 homeruns...also ranked among NL leaders in at-bats per home run (2nd, 12.9), OBP (9th, .386) and OPS (9th, .898)...hit ahome run in career-best 5 straight games, May 14-19, to match CIN's franchise mark set by Ken Griffey Jr., JohnnyBench and Ted Kluszewski...in 44-game dash with ARI during a tight NL West pennant race, registered 17 extra-basehits, 8 home runs, 26 RBI and 42 walks...thus, reached base safely on 77 occasions-or 1.8 times per contest-duringthe 44 high-intensity contests with ARI...250th career home run was game-tying 9th-ininng shot off Trevor Hoffman,May 23 at SDP...mashed 12 homers in July to match single-month career high...laced game-ending double in ARI's4-3 win, September 3 vs. STL...hit game-winning 2-run shot in 8th inning, September 15 vs. SFG.
On 9/26 had arthroscopic surgery to cleanout and repair the torn meniscus in his right knee (Dr. TimothyKremchek)...missed the last 6g of the season...for the sixthconsecutive season led the club in home runs, the longeststreak by a Reds batter since George Foster did it in 6 straightfrom 1976-81, and for the fourth straight season led the clubin RBI...became the first batter in franchise history to hit 40homers in 4 straight seasons...for the third time in the last 4seasons produced 100 walks, 100 runs and 100rbi...is theonly player in club history to do it more than once...had acareer-high 106rbi...reached 100rbi for the third time in thelast 4 seasons...ranked among the National League leadersin HR (40, 3rd), HR ratio (13.1ab, 3rd), walks (101, 5th), RBIratio (4.9ab, T5th), RBI (106, 10th) and slugging (.554, 11th)...for the fifth straight season produced at least 23 homers priorto the All-Star break (24 in 2007, 28 in '06, 23 in '05, 25 in'04, 25 in '03)...was National League Player of the Week for6/11-6/17 (.500, 4hr, 8rbi) after leading the NL with 25 totalbases, a 1.042 slugging percentage, 4hr and 12 hits...his12-game hitting streak from 7/15-7/26 (.364, 3hr, 9rbi) tiedhis career high...led the club with 85 starts batting fifth in theorder and 142 starts in LF...5 times homered in 3 straightgames...produced four 2-homer games and the club's onlywalkoff homer (8/23 off Atl's Bob Wickman)....hit 1 of Cin's 4grand slams (9/11 vs StL off Mark Mulder)...homered in hisfirst 2 plate apps of the season (off Chi's Carlos Zambrano)...became the only player in Reds history with a pair of 2-homer games on Opening Day (2005)...on 4/7 vs Pitrecorded his third career 2-steal game...on 4/15 at Chi was scratched with back spasms...on 5/10 vs Houbecame the first Reds batter to fall a single shy of the cycle since Reggie Sanders doubled, tripled and homeredon 4/24/94 vs Fla...on 5/23 vs Wsh recorded his 600th career walk (off Jason Simontacchi)...on 5/30 at Houproduced his 500th career RBI (RBI-single off Wandy Rodriguez)...on 8/9 vs LAD was ejected by HP umpirePaul Emmel for arguing a checked swing...was his third career ejection...in the 12th inning of the 9-7 victoryon 8/23 vs Atl hit his sixth career walkoff HR (off Wickman)...on 9/11 vs StL produced 2hr and 5rbi...on 9/19at Chi homered onto Sheffield Avenue (off Ted Lilly) for his 40th homer of the season.
For the fifth straight season led the Reds in home runs (40) and for the third straight year ledthe club in games (160), RBI (92), runs scored (99) and total bases (275)...became only the second Redsbatter ever to produce 3 straight 40-homer seasons (Ted Kluszewski, 1953-55)...fell 1 run and 8rbi shy of histhird straight 100 run/100rbi/100 walk season...ranked among the National League leaders in walks (112, 2nd),apps (T3rd), HR (7th), HR ratio (14.0ab, 7th) and intentional walks (12, 10th)...was the Reds' nominee for theHank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21...led Reds batters with 53 starts batting fifth and 156 starts inLF...also hit second (31gs), third (21gs), fourth (50gs) and sixth (4gs)...made 1 start as the DH (5/20 at Det)and 2 starts at 1B (5/12 vs Phi, 5/17 at Pit)...missed just 2g all season (5/24 vs Mil, 8/4 vs Atl)...missed 1 otherstart, on 8/28 at LA, but pinch hit...recorded his last HR on 9/8 (21g, 64ab) and his last RBI on 9/19 at Hou(11g, 34ab), his longest droughts of the season...beginning 8/23 had 5rbi in his last 36g...in April hit .295 with9hr and 17rbi...for the second time in his career (2003) fell 1 homer shy of the club record for the season'sfirst month...on 4/6 vs Pit hit his 160th career homer (off John Grabow), tying him with Gus Bell for 10th onthe Reds' all-time list...from 4/11-4/17 produced 6 hits, all homers...on 5/13 vs Phi singled with 2 outs in theseventh inning to break up Jon Lieber's perfect game...on 5/20 at Det recorded the 500th walk of his career(off Mike Maroth) in his 704th game, second-fastest among active players (Frank Thomas, 500bb, 617g)...on5/21 at Det produced his second career sac bunt...on 5/22 vs Mil recorded his 600th career hit (3-run HR offDave Bush)...from 6/11-6/14 homered in 4 straight games (4hr, 6rbi) for the second time in his career (8/4-8/7,2004), 1g shy of the club record shared by Ken Griffey Jr., Johnny Bench and Ted Kluszewski...hit 2 of theReds' 6 walkoff homers (6/14 vs Mil off Dan Kolb, 6/30 vs Cle off Bob Wickman)...in one of the most dramaticmoments of the season, in the 9-8 win on 6/30 vs Cle became only the second player in Reds history to erasea 3-run deficit with a game-ending grand slam (Sammy Byrd, 5/23/36 off Pit's Cy Blanton)...on 7/26 and 7/27at Hou produced hits in 7 consecutive at bats - a career high and the longest streak by a Reds batter sinceDmitri Young's 9-hit streak from 6/27-6/29, 2001 - and reached base safely in 9 straight plate apps (7h, 2bb)...on 8/13 at Phi homered off Ryan Madson for his 500th run scored...on 9/8 vs Pit homered off Brian Rogersfor his 40th homer of the season and 198th of his career, tying Barry Larkin for seventh on the club's all-timelist...on 9/24 vs Chi was ejected for the second timein his career (HP Jeff Nelson).
Became the first player in franchise history to produce 2 seasons of 100 runs, 100rbi and 100walks...also did it in 2004...homered in the season finale at StL (off Matt Morris) to become only the third Reds batterwith consecutive 40-homer seasons (George Foster 1977-78, Ted Kluszewski 1953-55)...became the first Reds batterwith consecutive 100-RBI seasons since Dave Parker in 1985-86...led the team in apps (160), starts (153), runs (107),total bases (293), doubles (35), home runs (40), RBI (101), walks (114), on-base percentage (.387) and extra-base hits(77)...for the second consecutive season led the Major Leagues in strikeouts (168)...ranked among the NationalLeague leaders in grand slams (2, T2nd), walks (3rd), home runs (4th), runs scored (5th), extra-base hits (T6th),intentional walks (14, T6th), apps (160, T7th) and RBI (12th)...homered once every 13.6 plate apps, third-best ratio inthe NL, and averaged 1gidp every 90.5 plate apps, sixth-best in the league...was named National League Player of theMonth for July after leading the NL in homers and the Major Leagues in RBI (28g, .278, 11hr, 31rbi, 24r)...his 35doubles and 107 runs were career highs...fell 1rbi shy of his career high...was named the Greater Houston Area'sMajor League Player of the Year by that city's chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...appeared in160 of the Reds' 163g, including 153 starts...missed games on 4/16, 6/3 and 8/21...led the club with 60 starts battingfifth in the order but also hit second (4g), third (19g), fourth (34g), sixth (32g) and seventh (4g)...led the team with126 starts in LF...also made 27 starts at 1B...twice suffered injuries to the back of his right hand but didn't get x-raysand didn't miss a game, on 4/10 at Hou was stepped on by Morgan Ensberg and on 8/5 vs Fla was hit by a JasonVargas pitch...in the 7-6 victory vs NYM on Opening Day tied career highs with 2hr and 5rbi, including a 3-run HR inthe first inning off Pedro Martinez and a 2-run HR in the ninth off Braden Looper that tied the game at 6-6...becameonly the second Reds batter ever to hit 2 homers on Opening Day (Frank McCormick, 1941)...on 5/12 at Phi also had2hr and 5rbi...on 4/25 at Chi produced the 100th double of his career (off Mark Prior)...on 7/29 at SD produced 10 totalbases with a pair of homers and a double, tied with Sean Casey for the most TB by any Reds batter in 2005....on 7/31 at SD hit the first grand slam in the 2-year history of PETCO Park (off Woody Williams)...on 8/3 vs Atl hit the 150thhomer of his career (3-run off Horacio Ramirez)...from 5/25-6/5 walked at least once in 10 consecutive games (11bb),the longest streak in the National League all season and shorter only than David Ortiz' pair of 12-game walkstreaks...on 5/27 vs Pit hit his 50th career homer at Great American Ball Park (off Josh Fogg)...on 6/29 at StL offCarmen Cali produced his first sacrifice fly since 7/22/03 vs Mil...went 1,085 plate apps between sac flies and in thatspan went 0-for-65 in sac fly situations, including 0-for-15 in 2005...in those 65 plate apps overall he went 8-for-45(.178) with 3hr, 18bb, 19k and 2hbp...between sac flies, Dunn produced 143 outs caught by outfielders and 68 homerswhile his teammates produced 54 sac flies...he did nothit a sacrifice fly during Dave Miley's entire tenure asmanager...hit another sac fly on 9/16/g1 at Pit...producedsix 2-homer games (4/4 vs NYM, 4/18 vs Chi, 5/12 at Phi,6/22 vs StL, 7/22 vs Mil, 7/29 at SD) and has 15 in hiscareer...hit 2 grand slams (7/9 at Ari off Brandon Webb,7/31 at SD off Woody Williams)...agreed to participate inthe inaugural World Baseball Classic scheduled for March2006, if selected to the U.S. team, then requested toremain with the Reds all spring training to spend timeworking at first base, his new position.
Established single-season career highs in games (161), starts (156), runs (105), hits (151), totalbases (323), doubles (34), HR (46) and RBI (102)...led the Reds in games, starts, runs, total bases, homers, RBI, walks(108) and intentional walks (11)...ranked among the National League leaders in home runs (46, T2nd), games (161,3rd), total bases (323, 5th), extra-base hits (80, T5th), walks (108, 6th), intentional walks (11, T8th), sluggingpercentage (.569, 10th) and outfield assists (10, T10th)...averaged a home run every 12.3 at bats, fourth-best ratio inthe NL...in 161g established the Major League record forstrikeouts in a season (195k; Bobby Bonds, 189k,1970)...joined Hall of Famer Joe Morgan as the onlyplayers in Reds history with 100 runs, 100rbi and 100walks in a season (105r, 102rbi, 108bb)...Morgan accomplishedthe feat in 1976, his second consecutive MVPseason (113r, 111rbi, 114bb)...with 46 homers tied StL'sAlbert Pujols for second in the Major Leagues behindLA's Adrian Beltre (48hr)...his 46 homers at age 24 years,329 days was the fourth-highest total in Reds history andthe most ever by a Reds player under the age of 30...became1 of only 4 Reds batters to hit at least 30 homersin a season prior to his 25th birthday (Gus Bell, FrankRobinson, Johnny Bench) and only the second to hit 40hrprior to that young age (Bench)...became only the third player in ML history to produce at least 100rbi without the benefit of asacrifice fly (Nick Esasky, 108rbi in 1989; Chili Davis, 112rbi in 1993)...becamethe first Reds player with at least 30 doubles and 30 homers in aseason since Barry Larkin had 32 doubles and 33 homers in 1996...missedonly 1g all season, on 7/23 at Pit...was the Reds' 97th game of the season...hadfive 2-homer games (4/18 at Chi, 6/1 at Fla, 6/5 vs Mtl, 6/27 vs Pit, 8/4 atSF)...put together his best stretch of the season from 7/17-8/14, when in25g he hit .343 with 11hr and 22rbi...from 8/4-8/7 homered in a career-high4 straight games (5hr, 10rbi), 1g shy of the club record shared by Ken GriffeyJr., Johnny Bench and Ted Kluszewski...on 4/28 at Mil tied his career highwith 4 walks...on 5/29 at Mtl snapped a season-high 0-for-23 skid with asolo HR off Zach Day...in the 6-3 win on 6/5 vs Mtl produced a 3-run, gameendinghomer off Chad Cordero...in the 7-5 win vs StL on 7/17, his 3-run HRin the eighth inning off Steve Kline snapped the 4-4 tie...his solo HR off JeffSuppan on 7/28 vs StL was the 100th homer of his career...the first of his 2homers on 8/4 at SF, a 3-run shot off Brett Tomko, was his 30th of theseason at age 24 years, 269 days...hit his 40th homer on 8/30 off Hou's PeteMunro at age 24 years, 295 days...on 8/10 vs LA hit a home run off JoseLima that traveled 535 feet as estimated by one of the ballpark'sarchitects...that homer sailed over the batter's eye in CF, bounced ontoMehring Way and landed on a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River...was thelongest home run since at least 1976, according to baseball historian BillJenkinson...on 9/30 at Chi recorded his 189th, 190th and 191st strikeouts ofthe season, all by Mark Prior, to tie and then surpass by 2k Bobby Bonds' Major League record...finished the season with an 8-game hitting streak (.314, 4hr, 6rbi).
Didn't play after 8/15 because of a left thumb injury...suffered the injury that night vs Hou while diving for a ball inthe sixth inning...remained in the game and 4 innings latergave the Reds a 9-7 victory with a 2-run homer off Brad Lidge,the first walkoff homer of his career...the next day went on the15-day disabled list...missed the last 42g of the season but stillled the Reds with 27 homers, 74 walks, 3 pinch-hit HR and8 pinch-hit RBI...at the time of the injury led the team with 70runs scored...Sean Casey led the club with 71 runs scored in147g...with 9 homers in April tied Austin Kearns (2003) andJohnny Bench (1971) for the second-most ever hit by a Redin the season's first month, 1 shy of Tony Perez' club record(10hr, April 1970)...produced 43 of his 57rbi via home runs...from 5/30-7/21 went 43g without driving in a runner other thanhimself...hit 7 solo HR during that span...as a pinch hitter went3-for-4 with 3hr and 8rbi, including a grand slam off RobertoHernandez on 5/26 at Atl...was the first pinch-hit grand slamby a Reds batter since Tony Tarasco on 9/21/98 vs Phi...madehis first 15 career starts batting leadoff (10-54, .185, 5hr, 5rbi,11bb, 14r)...hit his first 2 career leadoff HR (6/6 vs Tor off RoyHalladay, 6/14 vs Phi off Randy Wolf)...on 6/1 at Fla made hisfirst career start batting leadoff and hit there in 8 straight startsand in 12 of his next 13 starts...on 7/7 at Hou made his laststart hitting leadoff...also hit second (8gs), third (6gs), fourth(14gs), fifth (19gs) and seventh (11gs)...made 109 startsoverall...led the club with 98 starts in LF but also started at1B (7gs), RF (2gs) and DH (2gs)...from 6/20-6/21 missed 2gat Ari while serving a suspension for charging Phillies pitcherCarlos Silva on 6/13...was his first career ejection.
In his first full season in the Major Leagues was the Reds' lone All-Star...at 22 years, 8 months old was the youngest player on either roster and the youngest Reds player to participate in an All-Star Game since 1970, when 2 of the club's 5 representatives were RHP Wayne Simpson (21 years, 7 months) and C Johnny Bench (22 years, 7 months)...from 5/6-5/12 was named National League Player of the Week (6g, .412, 2hr, 12rbi)...that week led all NL hitters in RBI and on 5/6 vs Mil produced a career-high 5rbi, including his only career grand slam (off Ruben Quevedo)...led the club in runs scored (84), walks (128) and strikeouts (170)...tied Aaron Boone for the club lead in HR (26)...ranked among National League leaders in strikeouts (170, 2nd), walks (128, 3rd) and games played (158, T6th)...his 170 strikeouts were a single-season club record (145k, Mike Cameron, 1999) and a National League record for a LH batter...his 128 walks were the most by a Reds batter since Joe Morgan's club-record 132 walks in 1975 and the most by any player in history under the age of 23...from 5/15-5/28 recorded at least 1 walk in 13 consecutive games (18bb), a club record and the longest walk streak in the Major Leagues since Atl's Chipper Jones earned a share of Jack Clark's National League record by walking in 16 straight games from 8/19-9/5, 1999 (StL's Clark, 16g, 7/18-8/10, 1987)...Joe Morgan previously held the franchise record for consecutive games with at least 1 walk (12g, 6/11-6/23, 1972)...the Major League record for walks in consecutive games is 22 by Det's Roy Cullenbine (7/2-7/22, 1947)...reached base safely in 134 of his 158g, including a season-high stretch of 28 consecutive games from 7/17-8/17 (.242, 7hr, 12rbi, 26bb)...also reached safely in 24 consecutive games from 5/5-5/30 (.382, 29-76, 28bb)...at the All-Star break was hitting .300 (17hr, 54rbi)...after the break hit .190 (9hr, 17rbi), including .153 (23-150, 2hr, 6rbi) in his last 43g of the season beginning 8/14 to drop BA from .286 to season-ending .249...in the 11-inning, 5-3 victory at Hou on 8/24 snapped the 3-3 tie with a 2-run HR off Flash Gordon...following that homer on 8/24 produced 1hr and 3rbi in his last 32g/108ab of the season...made 118 apps and 113 starts in the OF (104gs in LF, 9gs in RF), 44 apps and 38 starts at 1B and 1 start at DH (6/7 at Ana, 2-4, 1rbi)...his apps at 1B were the first of his career (6e, 388tc, .985)...made his first appearance at 1B on 4/13 at Phi, after Sean Casey was knocked unconscious by a Robert Person pitch...the next day at Phi made his first Major League start at 1B...from 7/22-8/8 made a season-high 16 consecutive starts at 1B while Sean Casey recovered from a shoulder injury (.236, 13-55, 6hr, 8rbi)...in May led the club with 6hr and 21rbi...in July led the club with 7hr...in 23g from 5/22-6/25 produced one of his hottest stretches of the season, hitting .429 (6hr, 15rbi, five 3-hit games) to raise BA from .262 to .321...followed that hot stretch by going 0-for-16 (6/20-6/25)...at StL on 6/30, the day he was named to the All-Star team, went 0-for-6 for the only time in his career...beginning with that 6/30 game finished the first half 5-for-27 (.185), dropping BA from .313 to .300...finished the first half of the season 0-for-5 and began the second half 0-for-9...recorded his first career 2-homer games (4/28 vs SF, 6/11 at Tex)...from 4/28-4/30 became the first Reds player to homer in 3 straight plate apps (SF's Felix Rodriguez & Robb Nen, LA's Kevin Brown) since Bret Boone on 9/20/98 at Cubs...on 5/16 at Mil recorded his only career sac bunt...on 6/11 at Tex had a double, 2hr, 4rbi and a career-high 10 total bases...in the fourth inning of the 4-3 victory vs Pit on 6/15, ran into the outfield wall chasing Brian Giles' home run and suffered a cut on his right knee...during a rain delay received 10 stitches but remained in the game, and in the 7th inning hit a 2-out, 3-run HR off Joe Beimel that gave the Reds their 4-3 lead...on 7/4 vs Mil became the first Reds player with 4 walks in a game since Barry Larkin on 7/8/00 vs Cle...on 7/14 at Hou recorded 2 stolen bases in a game for the first time in his career, then did it again the next day at Mil...with 5 strikeouts on 8/20 at Ari tied the Major League record for a 9-inning game (40th time)...became the first Reds batter ever to strike out 5 times in a 9-inning game, though Eric Davis produced 5 strikeouts in a 10-inning game on 4/25/87 at Hou...that game was part of a stretch in which he went 0-for-27 (8/16-8/23), a career high and the longest hitless skid by a Reds batter all season...from 5/22-5/30 had a season-high 8-game hitting streak...had 32 multi-hit games, including 22 2-hit games and 10 3-hit-hit games.
In his first Major League season became one of baseball's most highly-touted young players...forthe Reds produced 19hr and 43rbi in just 66g after he was promoted on 7/20...over a full season his powernumbers project to 47hr and 106rbi...led the club with 19hr after the All-Star break and his 43 second-halfRBI ranked only behind only Ken Griffey Jr. (53rbi)...his 19hr were the most by a Reds rookie since VadaPinson hit 20 homers in 1958 and the most by a Reds first-year player since 1956, when Frank Robinsonestablished the National League rookie record for homers in a season with 38...despite his late promotionranked among National League rookie leaders in home runs (2nd), slugging (.578, 2nd), on-base percentage(.371, 2nd), extra-base hits (38, 3rd), runs scored (3rd), walks (4th), doubles (5th), RBI (5th), total bases(141, 5th), hitting (6th), multi-hit games (18, 7th) and hits (8th)...along with Hou's Roy Oswalt was named NLCo-Rookie of the Month for August, when he hit .282 and led all Major League rookies with 27rbi and an NLrookie record 12hr...the previous NL rookie record of 11hr in a month was shared by the Reds' Hall of FamerFrank Robinson (August 1956)...became the first Reds player to earn the monthly honor...only Chi's SammySosa hit more homers in August (17hr)...Dunn (12hr, 27rbi) and Griffey (11hr, 29rbi) combined for 23hr and56rbi in August...for the first time in the Reds' 133-year history, 2 players produced at least 11 homers in acalendar month...their 23 homers is a club record for a pair of Reds teammates in any month and the most inthe majors since Tex' Rafael Palmeiro (15hr) and Ivan Rodriguez (12hr) combined for 27 homers in August1999...the previous club record was held by Ted Kluszewski (13hr) and Jim Greengrass (9hr), who combinedfor 22 homers in August 1954...combining his big league and minor league season totals, including 2 All-Stargames, Dunn produced 54hr and 131rbi in 162g...earned his Major League promotion by putting togetherone of the best seasons by any player in the minor leagues...at Louisville and Chattanooga combined to hit.334 with 32hr, 84rbi and 11sb in 94g...among all minor league players ranked second with a .444 on-basepercentage and a .671 slugging percentage...among Reds minor leaguers made a run for the Triple Crownby ranking first in HR, second in hitting and fifth in RBI...began the season at Chattanooga and hit .343 (12hr, 31rbi, 6sb) in 39g there before he was promoted to Louisville on 5/16...when promoted led the Southern Leaguein hitting, homers, runs scored, on-base percentage (.449) and slugging percentage (.664)...when promotedto the Reds ranked second in the IL in homers...on 7/20 was recalled from Louisville...that night at Fla madehis Major League debut, started in LF and went 1-for-3, including a single off Matt Clement in his secondplate appearance...began his Major League career with a 7-game hitting streak (11-29, .379, 1hr, 7rbi)...from9/5-9/23 put together a 12-game hitting streak (.304, 3hr, 5rbi) that tied Dmitri Young and Sean Casey for thelongest by a Reds batter all season and ranked as the T3rd-longest by any rookie in the National League...hit 10 homers in his first 34g, the quickest since Sea's Jose Cruz Jr. hit 10hr in his first 32g in 1997...from8/5-8/30 homered in 8 consecutive series...in his last 15g had 6hr and 9rbi...from 9/30-10/3 homered in aseason-high 3 straight games (3hr, 4rbi), including game-winning homers in the Reds' last 2 victories of theseason...on 7/21 at Fla recorded his first career RBI with a 2-run single off Johnny Ruffin...on 7/27 vs Fla hithis first career homer, a solo shot off Clement in his 28th at bat....in the 6-1 loss on 8/30 at Hou had 2 of theReds' 3 hits off Roy Oswalt, including his record-setting 12th homer of August...made 63 starts, including 38starts in RF and 25 starts in LF...led the Reds with 41 starts batting second in the order...also hit third (4g),fourth (3g), fifth (7g) and sixth (8g)...finished the season with 36 straight errorless games.
Spent the season at Class A Dayton and hit .281 with 16 HR, 79 RBIs, 29 doubles, 100 walks and 101 runs scored in 122 games...led theMidwest League with a .428 on-base percentage and ranked second in both runs and walks...among all minor league batters ranked eighth in walks and 14th in on-base percentage...hit a grand slam on 8/8 vs South Bend.
At Class A Rockford ranked ninth in hitting among all Reds minor leaguers (.307)...was named MidwestLeague Batter of the Week from 8/29-9/6 (.526, 5 2b, 2hr, 9rbi, 10r)...during spring training announced he wouldconcentrate on baseball full-time and no longer would play football for the University of Texas.
Appeared in38g at Rookie League Billings before leaving on 8/1 for football practice at the University of Texas.