Adam Dunn named Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year

Jason Miller

Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox has been named the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year.

The Chicago White Sox had an exemplary season and performed much better than most expected them to. Many players stepped up to make it possible, and one of them is first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn. According to the team's official Twitter account, Dunn has been named the Sporting News American League Comeback Player of the Year.

Dunn batted just .159 with 11 home runs, 42 RBI, 36 runs and 75 walks in 122 games in 2011. This past season, he batted .204, which is a solid increase, but the other numbers tell a much more significant story. Dunn had 41 home runs, which is tied for the sixth-most in White Sox history and the second-highest total by a left-hander since Jim Thone in 1996.

He also had 96 RBI, 105 walks and 87 runs scored in 151 games with the White Sox this year. His season was definitely worth of the Comeback Player of the Year honors, though fans will now be looking to him for more of the same in 2013 as the White Sox try to make that jump to the next level and make it into the postseason. They fell just short of it this year.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.