||JockBio Vital Stats
||• Cincinnati Reds
||• Height: 6' 6 "
|• Weight: 275
||• Born: 11/9/79
- Reds scout Johnny
Almaraz called Adam the most talented prospect he has ever seen. He
ranked him even higher than Alex Rodriguez.
- When Chris Simms
came to Texas for a recruiting visit in 1999, Adam was his host.
- Adam's two home
runs in the 2001 Triple-A All-Star Game tied the record set by Ryan
Klesko in 1993.
- In his big-league
debut, Adam came to bat with two men on and the Reds two runs down.
Rather than take a chance with the red-hot rookie, the Florida Marlins
chose to walk him intentionally.
- In 2002, Adam became
the youngest Red to play in an All-Star Game since 1970, when
Wayne Simpson (21 years, 7 months) and Johnny Bench (22 years, 7 months)
made the NL squad.
- Adam led the Reds
in walks and runs scored in 2002. He tied Aaron Boone for the team lead
with 26 homers. He also set a club record with 170 strikeouts.
- In 2007, Adam became the first Red to hit 40 homers four years in a row. He had shared the record of three with Ted Kluszewski.
- At the end of the 2007 season, Adam had the sixth best AB:HR ratio in history. His 14.7 mark put him just behind Ralph Kiner.
- Adam is the only Red besides Joe Morgan to post 100 runs, 100 RBIs and 100 walks in the same season.
- With the Reds minus
a legitimate leadoff hitter heading into 2003, many in the organization
thought Adam should bat first. His willingness to work the count and
ability to reach base were ideal for the job, but the Reds could not
afford to take his bat out of the middle of the lineup.
- Adam's nickname
is "Big Donkey."
- Adam's favorite
restaurant in Porter is a Mexican place called La Casita. His favorite
meal there is chicken fajita nachos, with an iced tea.
- Adam lists Bull
Durham as the best baseball movie ever made.
- Adam moved from
his hometown of Porter in the winter of 2004 to a lakefront home in
- Adam says his three
sports role models are Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Roy Jones, Jr.
- In February of
2002, the New Caney Independent School District in Porter officially
dedicated Adam Dunn Field.
Ryan Klesko, 2000 Fleer Tradition
Johnny Bench, 1972 Topps