Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn


11/9/1979, Houston, Texas

Birth Name

Adam Troy Dunn


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Adam Troy Dunn was born on November 9, 1979, in Houston, Texas. He was the second of Skip and Pat Dunn's three boys. The oldest was Jason, and the youngest was Brian.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Home-Runs this season: 39

    • In 2002, Adam was the youngest Reds player to play in an All-Star Game since 1970.

    • Adam says his three sports role models are Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Roy Jones, Jr.

    • Adam's favorite baseball movie is Bull Durham.

    • When Chris Simms came to Texas for a recruiting visit in 1999, Adam was his host.

    • Reds scout Johnny Almaraz called Adam the most talented prospect he has ever seen. He ranked him even higher than Alex Rodriguez.

    • His nicknames are the Big Donkey, a joke about his speed, and Number One Dunner, a play-off the Big Tymers song Number One Stunner.

    • In 2003, Dunn had three home runs, two walks and eight RBI in six plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, giving him a .833 on base percentage and 3.000 slugging percentage.

    • Dunn was one of the top high school quarterbacks in Texas, and was offered a full athletic scholarship to play at the University of Texas. However, when the school signed Chris Simms, son of former New York Giants' quarterback Phil Simms and coaches discussed moving Dunn to tight end, he opted to enter the MLB Draft instead.

    • In 2004 Dunn hit an estimated 535-foot home run off of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Jose Lima that cleared the stands at Great American Ball Park, bounced on Mehring Way and finally coming to rest on driftwood in the Ohio River. It ranks as one of the longest home runs of the last 30 years and has been rumored to be both the longest recorded shot in Major League Baseball history and the first one to travel to another state under its own power.

    • Adam Dunn was drafted in the second round of the amatuer draft of 1998.

    • Adam Dunn was born in Houston Texas.

    • Adam Dunn bats left and throws right.

    • Adam Dunn is 6 ft 6 in.

    • Adam Dunn is 25 years old.

    • Adam Dunn made his MLB debut in 2001.

    • Adam Dunn plays for the Cincinnati Reds.

    • Adam Dunn plays left field and first base.

  • Quotes

    • Adam: I'm not making excuses, but I'm glad to be out of that place. It's big. Your depth perception gets thrown off. You're not used to playing in closed-in stadiums anymore. It looks like the ball's going 60 mph, then it's right on you. It's weird.

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