Shawon Dunston – 1993 Donruss

December 12, 2010

Shawon-O-Meter – .269 And Holding

Ah, the Shawon-O-Meter. Remember that?

Brilliant! Unfortunately, they did something like this for a player that wasn’t that good, and then injuries curtailed his career as a regular.

Dunston had a powerful arm, and power for a 1980’s shortstop, but he was undone by his inability to take a walk.

That didn’t bother the Cubs in 1992. Before Shawon got hurt, he led off for 16 games. The second place hitter? Sammy Sosa. At that time Sammy was also a member of the Rob Picciolo appreciation society. A Dunson / Sosa 1-2 punch.

Somehow, on April 8, 1992, Dunston AND Sosa walked to begin the game against Tommy Greene. The odds of that were fantastically tiny. Then, Ryne Sandberg cracked a three-run homer.

And being the Cubs, they lost to the Phillies 11-3. This is why I’m in my 12-step recovery program for Cubs fans.

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2 Responses to “Shawon Dunston – 1993 Donruss”


  1. […] and gets Luis Salazar to bounce back to him at the mound, and Varsho has to hold. With two down Shawon Dunston adds to the Shawn-O-Meter with a line drive single to […]


  2. […] and gets Luis Salazar to bounce back to him at the mound, and Varsho has to hold. With two down Shawon Dunston adds to the Shawn-O-Meter with a line drive single to […]


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