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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Brian Dunn became 'hitting star' in August 1990 game; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A

Brian Dunn proved the "hitting star" this night in August 1990 for the short-season Pittsfield Mets, The Berkshire Eagle wrote.

Dunn, the team's catcher, stepped to the plate five times and picked up a hit in all five trips, The Eagle wrote, going a home run short of the cycle. He even picked up a stolen base.

Dunn had that night in his first season as a pro. He went on to see time in two more. He topped out at high-A St. Lucie.

Dunn's career began that year in 1990, signed by the Mets as an undrafted free agent out of Troy State University. Dunn's full name is listed as Robert Brian Dunn.

At Troy State, Dunn picked up an RBI single in a March 1988 game and doubled in a run in a game two months later. He hit a three-run double in an April 1989 game.

With the Mets, Dunn started at Pittsfield. He got into 31 games and hit .301. He hit one home run, hit in an early August win.

He moved to single-A Columbia for 1991. He saw 46 games there and hit 238. He also saw four games back at Pittsfield.

For 1992, he saw 24 games at Columbia, where he hit .297. He also saw two games at St.  Lucie. He went 0 for 5 there. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,655
Made the Majors:1,251-34.2%
Never Made Majors:2,404-65.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:308

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