Walkoff of the Day

by Bill Chuck on July 5, 2013

Even with two teams, especially with two teams, in their city, baseball fans in Chicago have had very little to cheer about this season other than every Sunday reading the Bill Chuck Files in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Yesterday, while the Cubs lost 1-0 to Oakland on a passed ball, the White Sox fans celebrated Adam Dunn, who made a critical 8th inning error, that allowed the tying run to score, recompensed by hitting a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 9th, giving the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Orioles. It was the ninth walkoff homer of his career and his third hit of the game.

Since May 1, in 54 games, Dunn has hit .234 with 17 homers and 45 RBI. He has raised his average from .141 to .207.

Dunn’s home run was his 23rd of the season and the 429th of his career.

That homer put him in a tie with teammate Paul Konerko for 44th on the all-time homer list.

Up next for Dunn

Player HR From To Age G PA AB
Andre Dawson 438 1976 1996 21-41 2627 10769 9927
Jason Giambi 435 1995 2013 24-42 2201 8748 7127
Andruw Jones 434 1996 2012 19-35 2196 8664 7599
Juan Gonzalez 434 1989 2005 19-35 1689 7155 6556
Cal Ripken 431 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 11551
Adam Dunn 429 2001 2013 21-33 1799 7534 6209
Paul Konerko 429 1997 2013 21-37 2209 9041 7971
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/5/2013.

{ 2 comments }

Matt Scheidler July 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Have any other teammates (with significant home run totals) ever had the exact same number at a specific moment in time?

Bill July 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I’ll try and hunt that down. I would imagine we’re looking at teammates with over 400 homers to make it interesting, don’t you think?

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