New Caney High School grad Dunn helps White Sox hold off Angels
New Caney High School graduate Adam Dunn helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 in Major League Baseball action Aug. 3.
Dunn, who leads the majors with 31 home runs, went 1-for-4 with a walk in the victory.
On the season, Dunn is batting .205 with 31 home runs, 74 RBIs and two stolen bases.
The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dunn in the second round (50th overall) of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft and the slugger and team reached a deal that allowed him to also accept a football scholarship to the University of Texas. Eventually, he decided to concentrate on baseball.
Dunn made his big league debut on July 20, 2001, and went on to set a rookie record for most home runs in a month, with 12, in August of that year. Dunn spent eight seasons with the Reds before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 11, 2008, for three players.
A free agent after that season, Dunn signed a two-year contract to play for the Washington Nationals.
On Dec. 2, 2010, Dunn signed a four-year, $56 million contract with Chicago.