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July 18, 2011

Adam Dunn’s historic FAIL

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2011 11:45 pm
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Brett Ballantini at CSN:

With another three strikeouts punctuating an 0-for-4 day, Dunn’s batting average has now fallen to .159 [.158 after today’s 0-3], a low of historic proportions. Per the research of John Autin at Baseball-Reference, Dunn is not only hitting worse than anyone ever has by virtue of even the widest definition of the modern era, his average is now worse than any player ever, dating back to 1893.

Famed all-or-nothing slugger Rob Deer — who’s beginning to look more and more like an accurate comp for Dunn, as the White Sox slugger seems to be sliding off into the sunset — is the current “modern era leader” for lowest average on a season (.179 in 1991), yet remains a full 20 points better than Dunn. Only one other hitter, Eddie Joost, who hit .185 in 1943, has finished worse than .190. …

Rich OConnor at ‘AL Central In Focus’ has a post on the same subject.

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2 Comments »

  1. This is…all bad

    Comment by JRFegan — July 19, 2011 @ July 19, 2011 12:05 am | Reply

    • it’s unbelievable

      the guy is the picture of consistency for a decade and he comes to the Sox and he falls off the cliff!

      can the coaching be the explanation? I can’t see it. maybe the park. but we play half games somewhere else.

      maybe it was the appendectomy…

      Comment by The Wizard — July 19, 2011 @ July 19, 2011 12:22 am | Reply


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