New Caney High School grad Dunn has big day for White Sox
Former New Caney High School standout Adam Dunn continued his resurgent season, going 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, two RBIs, three runs scored and two walks Tuesday, July 3.
Dunn helped the Chicago White Sox top the Texas Rangers 19-2.
After struggling through a 2011 season that saw him hit a career-worst .159 with 11 HRs and 42 RBIs, Dunn, mainly a designated hitter, has bounced back to hit .216 with 25 HRs, 60 RBI and 47 runs scored this season. He was also recently named to his second all-star team.
The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dunn in the second round (50th overall) of the 1998 amateur draft. He made his Major League Baseball debut July 20, 2001 and went on to set a rookie record for most home runs in a month, with 12, in August 2001.
Dunn spent parts of eight seasons with the Reds before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 11, 2008 for three players. A free agent after the season for the first time, he signed a two-year contract to play for the Washington Nationals. On Dec. 2, 2010, Dunn signed a four-year, $56M contract with the Chicago White Sox.
Dunn was born Nov. 9, 1979, in Houston.
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