Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips reached a couple of milestones yesterday, but our friend and correspondent Michael Howes over at the Reds Listserv reminds us that Adam Dunn has joined some pretty good company as well:
A couple of Dunn’s teammates finally knocked him in today, pushing Dunn to 91 runs scored on the season.
Dunn became only the third Reds player in history to have four seasons with 90 runs and 90 RBI.
Frank Robinson had five 90 R/RBI seasons as a Red: 1959, 1961-62, and 1964-65. In those 5 years Robinson scored 569 runs and had 594 RBI. Ted Kluszewski had four 90 R/RBI seasons as a Red from 1953-56. In those 4 years (in a row!), Klu scored 408 runs and had 464 RBI.
Dunn has now done it four years in a row (and this season isn’t over). In these last 4 years, he’s scored 402 runs and had 390 RBI.
Other Reds to accomplish this feat:
–Tony Perez and Vada Pinson did it 3 seasons each.
–Sean Casey, George Foster, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Gus Bell, and Frank McCormick did it 2 seasons each.
— Ken Griffey, Jr., Greg Vaughn, Reggie Sanders, Eric Davis, Bobby Tolan, Deron Johnson, Wally Post, Ival Goodman, Pat Duncan, Cy Seymour and Sam Crawford did it one year each.
Interesting numbers, Mike.