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Of local note: M-A grad into Santa Clara Hall of Fame

Menlo-Atherton and Santa Clara University grad Kevin Dunton will be inducted into the Santa Clara Athletic Hall of Fame on May 18.

Dunton, who played with Bob Melvin at M-A and the Palo Alto American Legion program, was inducted into M-A's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Dunton, primarily a first baseman, owns the Broncos' all-time home run record (38) and ranks among the top 10 in various career categories, including third in at-bats (873), sixth in runs (151), second in doubles (56), third in RBIs (178), second in total bases (420) and tied for first in extra base hits (96).

After the 1985 season, Dunton joined the Montreal Expos organization where he played two seasons in the minor leagues, including a stint with the San Jose Bees, where he batted .276 with six home runs and 34 RBIs.

Dunton played for the late Frank Bettencourt, for whom the field is named, at M-A. His father, Tom Dunton, was a long-time pitching coach for Stanford and a minor league manager. He also coached with the Palo Alto American Legion.

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Of local note: M-A grad into Santa Clara Hall of Fame

Uploaded: Thu, May 9, 2019, 3:43 pm

Menlo-Atherton and Santa Clara University grad Kevin Dunton will be inducted into the Santa Clara Athletic Hall of Fame on May 18.

Dunton, who played with Bob Melvin at M-A and the Palo Alto American Legion program, was inducted into M-A's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Dunton, primarily a first baseman, owns the Broncos' all-time home run record (38) and ranks among the top 10 in various career categories, including third in at-bats (873), sixth in runs (151), second in doubles (56), third in RBIs (178), second in total bases (420) and tied for first in extra base hits (96).

After the 1985 season, Dunton joined the Montreal Expos organization where he played two seasons in the minor leagues, including a stint with the San Jose Bees, where he batted .276 with six home runs and 34 RBIs.

Dunton played for the late Frank Bettencourt, for whom the field is named, at M-A. His father, Tom Dunton, was a long-time pitching coach for Stanford and a minor league manager. He also coached with the Palo Alto American Legion.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Scott Garibaldi
Menlo Park
on May 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm
Scott Garibaldi , Menlo Park
on May 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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A great ball player, a better person. Congrats Kevin. It’s an honor to call you a teammate.


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