There are history-making events you want to be a part of, and then there are history-making events you want no part of. I would imagine Adam Dunn and the Nationals have no interest in this one.
Dunn hit his 16th homer of the season last night. The Nats have won 13 games so far this year.
From my rudimentary research, I cannot find an example of a player ever hitting more home runs than games won by his team.
Can this keep up? You’d like to think it’s not possible. But it certainly seems within the realm of possibility that Dunn could hit anywhere from 55 to 60 homers. And the Nats could certainly wind up with fewer wins than that.
Like I said, not the kind of record you want to be a part of.
UPDATE: SABR’s David Vincent confirms that no player has ever finished a season with more home runs than his team had wins.