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Benching may save Adam Dunn

Updated: August 31, 2011, 5:41 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Poised to have the lowest batting average ever among players who qualify for a batting title, Adam Dunn's recent relegation to the bench could spare the Chicago White Sox designated hitter that inglorious fate.

In 1991, the Detroit Tigers' Rob Deer posted a .179 batting average that has stood as the lowest mark for 20 seasons now (the Elias Sports Bureau only recognizes negative stats since 1969 because the accuracy of negative stats before that isn't as definitive). Before ...

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