Adam Dunn hits 450th career home run


Jun 6, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) hits his 450th home run off of Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri (49) in the ninth inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angels won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn hit his 450th career home run Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as he stands 36th on the all-time career home run list.

Dunn hit home run No. 451 on Saturday.

The White Sox slugger now trails Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 35th place all-time by one home run.

Dunn, 34, has hit 97 home runs with the White Sox since joining the team four seasons ago (2011-current).

Most of his home runs, 270 of them, came while playing for the Cincinnati Reds from 2001-07. He also has hit 76 home runs with the Washington Nationals (2009-10) and eight with the Arizona Diamondbacks (end of ’07 season).

Against RHP, Dunn has 334 of his home runs, leaving 117 against lefties.

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Two players are tied in allowing the most home runs to Dunn, being Carlos Zambrano and Glendon Rusch, each allowing seven.

Dunn also has four career home runs against two-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and five against Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.

Career home run No. 450 came against Ernesto Frieri of the Angels, in the ninth inning on Friday night. No. 451 was against Matt Shoemaker Saturday in the sixth inning.

Dunn’s first career home run was on July 27, 2001 while with the Reds, off Matt Clement (against the Florida Marlins) in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and the bases empty.