Adam Dunn

Major League Baseball Player
Born Nov 9, 1979

Adam Troy Dunn, nicknamed "Big Donkey"and sometimes "Biggin" by White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson, is an American Major League Baseball first baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter for the Chicago White Sox. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) in height and weighs 285 pounds (129 kg). On August 18, 2012, he became the 50th MLB player to hit 400 career home runs.… Read More

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  • Adam Dunn Burger Back At Iii Forks
    Chicago Times - Apr 02, 2015
  • Race Is On As Teams Head For Second Half
    Yahoo News - Jul 18, 2014
  • Cubs Pitchers Report So They Can Get Traded
    Chicago Times - Feb 12, 2014
  • Still Trying To Get Sox To Trade Adam Dunn
    Chicago Times - Jan 30, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Dunn.


1979 Birth Born on November 9, 1979.


1998 18 Years Old Dunn was a standout quarterback at New Caney High School in Texas. After graduating from high school, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Dunn in the second round (50th overall) of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft. … Read More
1999 19 Years Old As a result, he left the Longhorns to concentrate on baseball in 1999. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old Dunn made his MLB debut on July 20, 2001, and set a National League rookie record for the most home runs in a month by hitting 12 in August.
2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Dunn had a career-high 128 walks and a .400 on-base percentage.
Dunn's most productive season came in 2004, when he posted career highs in batting average (.266), home runs (46), runs (105), hits (151), slugging average (.569), and OPS (.957).
In 2006, he led all major league outfielders in errors, with 12, and had the lowest fielding percentage among left fielders, at .960.
2007 27 Years Old On October 31, 2007, Dunn's $13 million option was picked up by the Reds, making him the highest-paid player on the team.
On June 29, 2008, Dunn won the Ohio Cup MVP when he went 6-for-20 in the six-game series, with 5 home runs and 10 RBI. … Read More
On February 11, 2009, Dunn agreed to a two-year $20 million deal with the Washington Nationals. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 7, 2010, Dunn hit 3 home runs in a single game for the first time in his career as the Nationals beat the Padres 7–6. … Read More
On April 6, 2011 Dunn underwent an apendectomy which caused him to miss five games. … Read More
By the end of May 2012, Dunn surpassed his entire home run total from the year before and was leading the American League in walks.
On August 5, 2014 much to the delight of the remaining fans at U.S. Cellular Field and members of the White Sox dugout, Dunn pitched the top of the ninth inning during a demoralizing blowout loss of 16-0 to the Texas Rangers. … Read More
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