The Royals/White Sox Report

by Bill Chuck on September 27, 2013

The White Sox may be finished but Adam Dunn is not done.

The Royals picked up their 84th win last night topping the White Sox, 3-2.

25 seasons of Kansas City Royals wins

The 84 wins by KC is their most since 1993, they’ve only topped that number once in 25 seasons.

Year Lg W L W-L% Finish
2013 AL Central 84 75 .528 3rd of 5
2012 AL Central 72 90 .444 3rd of 5
2011 AL Central 71 91 .438 4th of 5
2010 AL Central 67 95 .414 5th of 5
2009 AL Central 65 97 .401 4th of 5
2008 AL Central 75 87 .463 4th of 5
2007 AL Central 69 93 .426 5th of 5
2006 AL Central 62 100 .383 5th of 5
2005 AL Central 56 106 .346 5th of 5
2004 AL Central 58 104 .358 5th of 5
2003 AL Central 83 79 .512 3rd of 5
2002 AL Central 62 100 .383 4th of 5
2001 AL Central 65 97 .401 5th of 5
2000 AL Central 77 85 .475 4th of 5
1999 AL Central 64 97 .398 4th of 5
1998 AL Central 72 89 .447 3rd of 5
1997 AL Central 67 94 .416 5th of 5
1996 AL Central 75 86 .466 5th of 5
1995 AL Central 70 74 .486 2nd of 5
1994 AL Central 64 51 .557 3rd of 5
1993 AL West 84 78 .519 3rd of 7
1992 AL West 72 90 .444 5th of 7
1991 AL West 82 80 .506 6th of 7
1990 AL West 75 86 .466 6th of 7
1989 AL West 92 70 .568 2nd of 7
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Generated 9/27/2013.

Most losses in White Sox history

The White Sox have now lost 21-of-27, are 35 games under .500 (62-97) for the first time since ending the 1970 season 56-106, and need one win to avoid finishing with 100 losses.

Rk Year Lg W L ▾ Ties W-L% Finish
1 1970 AL West 56 106 0 .346 6th of 6
2 1932 AL 49 102 1 .325 7th of 8
3 1948 AL 51 101 2 .336 8th of 8
4 1934 AL 53 99 1 .349 8th of 8
5 2013 AL Central 62 97 0 .390 5th of 5
6 1976 AL West 64 97 0 .398 6th of 6
7 1931 AL 56 97 3 .366 8th of 8
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Generated 9/27/2013.

Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko, who hit his 12th homer of the season last night, has said that he’s uncertain if he might retire after this season.

There are only three active players who have at least 400 homers, 400 doubles, 2200 hits, and 1300 RBI:

2B HR RBI H From To G PA AB BA OBP SLG Tm
Alex Rodriguez 519 654 1969 2939 1994 2013 2568 11344 9818 .299 .384 .558 SEA-TEX-NYY
Albert Pujols 524 492 1498 2347 2001 2013 1958 8546 7310 .321 .410 .599 STL-LAA
Paul Konerko 402 434 1390 2297 1997 2013 2265 9273 8178 .281 .357 .491 LAD-TOT-CHW
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With that homer, Konerko tied Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones for 42nd place on the all-time HR list, with 434.

Player HR From To G PA AB Tm
Dave Kingman 442 1971 1986 1941 7429 6677 SFG-TOT-CHC-NYM-OAK
Adam Dunn 439 2001 2013 1868 7809 6446 CIN-TOT-WSN-CHW
Jason Giambi 438 1995 2013 2233 8836 7205 OAK-NYY-TOT-COL-CLE
Andre Dawson 438 1976 1996 2627 10769 9927 MON-CHC-BOS-FLA
Paul Konerko 434 1997 2013 2265 9273 8178 LAD-TOT-CHW
Andruw Jones 434 1996 2012 2196 8664 7599 ATL-LAD-TEX-CHW-NYY
Juan Gonzalez 434 1989 2005 1689 7155 6556 TEX-DET-CLE-KCR
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Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn, whose future with the White Sox is also muddled, hit his 33rd homer of the season last night. With that homer, he passed Jason Giambi and Andre Dawson and moved into 39th place on the all-time HR list, with 439.

Player HR From To G PA AB Tm
Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961 1983 3308 13992 11988 BOS
Vladimir Guerrero 449 1996 2011 2147 9059 8155 MON-ANA-LAA-TEX-BAL
Jeff Bagwell 449 1991 2005 2150 9431 7797 HOU
Dave Kingman 442 1971 1986 1941 7429 6677 SFG-TOT-CHC-NYM-OAK
Adam Dunn 439 2001 2013 1868 7809 6446 CIN-TOT-WSN-CHW
Jason Giambi 438 1995 2013 2233 8836 7205 OAK-NYY-TOT-COL-CLE
Andre Dawson 438 1976 1996 2627 10769 9927 MON-CHC-BOS-FLA
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