New Caney HS alum doubles in Sox loss
Adam Dunn, a 1998 graduate of New Caney High School, was one of the few Chicago players to solve Texas starter Scott Feldman, but the White Sox fell to Rangers by a score of 2-0 on Sunday in Arlington.
For the game, Dunn went 1-4 with a strike out. Overall, the DH is hitting .215 with an impressive 31 homers and 73 RBI for the first place Sox.
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 just on baseball.
He 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, he 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.
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