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Nellie_Fox
09-02-2012, 01:15 AM
The MLB single-season strikeout record is 223 by Mark Reynolds in 2009. Adam Dunn currently has 190, and his per-game strikeout rate is 1.46 this season. At that rate, he needs just 23 more games to break the record; the Sox have 30 games remaining. Does he get the record? (He already holds the club record, having now twice broken Dave Nicholson's 1963 record of 175.)

WhiteSox5187
09-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Unless he gets injured or is benched, I can't see how he doesn't get the record. I don't think he is going to be benched because he is still capable of hitting home runs and can maybe get hot and carry the team. Even if he is productive he is still going to strike out quite a bit.

Nelson Foxtrot
09-02-2012, 03:01 AM
If he continues to play, I think he'll easily break the record.

Dunn leads the majors in strikeouts and walks by a wide margin, and has two more homers than Hamilton, Braun, and Encarnacion. If what I read elsewhere is correct, the last player to lead a league in all three stats was Dale Murphy in 1985. The last AL-leader was Mickey Mantle in 1958. The only player to ever lead the majors was Babe Ruth in 1927.

LITTLE NELL
09-02-2012, 07:17 AM
I voted yes but he is hurt right now and if he is out for a week or so the record may be safe.

balke
09-02-2012, 10:21 AM
First he'll beat the strikeout record - then he'll tie the White Sox home run record.

SCCWS
09-02-2012, 12:32 PM
I voted yes but he is hurt right now and if he is out for a week or so the record may be safe.

Two questions:

1. If he is out for a week, would his timing be off and he strike out more when he returns???
2. Will there be a record keeper in the Cell tracking him like there was for the 400 HR???

LITTLE NELL
09-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Two questions:

1. If he is out for a week, would his timing be off and he strike out more when he returns???
2. Will there be a record keeper in the Cell tracking him like there was for the 400 HR???

Answer to #1 is that 2011 could be re-visited, ouch. Lets hope he does not lose his timing.
Answer to #2 is that the question should have been asked in teal.

white sox bill
09-02-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm voting yes, I have total faith in him

TDog
09-02-2012, 07:03 PM
It should be noted, though, that Mark Reynolds had the advantage of not having any pressure on him when he set the record. His Diamondbacks were a dismal last-place team. He hit 44 home runs with just a .260 batting average and didn't have to worry about playing to win. I think that was the year that the Diamondbacks set an all-time record for team strikeouts in a season, so there might have had lighting issue when the roof was closed at home.