Adam Dunn likely to finish with lowest OBP for any player to ever lead league in walks

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While the White Sox are busy making fans sad, Adam Dunn is busy making history...which is actually pretty sad as well.

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has bounced back very well in 2012, and he may win the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award, but he is also still busy pushing the limits of sabermetric principles along with Dan Uggla of the Atlanta Braves. Both players are primed to set respective league records for the lowest ever on-base percentage for a player who also led his league in walks for a single season.

That statistical oddity comes via Jason Lukehart of SouthSideShowdown.com, who did a bit of digging and created a list of players that Uggla and Dunn are set to pass on the way down:

Player

Year

Team

League

Walks

OBP

1

Adam Dunn

2012

White Sox

American

103

.338

2

Dan Uggla

2012

Braves

National

91

.343

3

Miller Huggins

1907

Reds

National

83

.346

4

Jack Graney

1917

Indians

American

94

.348

5

Donie Bush

1911

Tigers

American

98

.349

6

Jimmy Barrett

1904

Tigers

American

79

.353

7

Ron Santo

1968

Cubs

National

96

.354

8

Ned Williamson

1885

Cubs

National

75

.357

9

Max Carey

1918

Pirates

National

62

.363

10

Topsy Hartsel

1906

Athletics

American

88

.363

11

George Burns

1920

Giants

National

76

.365

12

Donie Bush

1910

Tigers

American

78

.365

13

Joe Morgan

1980

Astros

National

93

.367

14

Gene Tenace

1974

Athletics

American

110

.367

15

Mel Ott

1933

Giants

National

75

.367

16

Mark McGwire

1990

Athletics

American

110

.370

17

Heinie Groh

1916

Reds

National

84

.370

18

Topsy Hartsel

1908

Athletics

American

93

.371

19

Joe Morgan

1965

Astros

National

97

.373

20

Donie Bush

1914

Tigers

American

112

.373

This isn't much more than a strange fact connected to an otherwise successful season for Dunn, who has smashed 41 home runs and knocked in 91 RBIs while posting an .818 OPS over 628 plate appearances for the Sox in 2012.

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