Dunn's 30 HR increase ranks fourth all-time, tops Sox history

Dunn's 30 HR increase ranks fourth all-time, tops Sox history
October 23, 2012, 9:28 pm
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Adam Dunn was tabbed by The Sporting News as the AL Comeback Player of the Year after hitting 11 home runs in 2011 to 41 in 2012. That 30-homer increase is tied for the third-highest in baseball history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau:

PlayerYear 1 HRYear 2 HR
HR increase
Brady Anderson
16 (1995)
50 (1996)
34Lou Gehrig
16 (1926)
47 (1927)
31Sammy Sosa
36 (1997)
66 (1998)
30Adam Dunn
11 (2011)
41 (2012)
30
That 30 total for Dunn is also the highest in White Sox history. The top five:

PlayerYear 1 HR
Year 2 HR
HR increase
Adam Dunn
11 (2011)
41 (2012)
30Frank Thomas
15 (1999)
43 (2000)
28Paul Konerko
18 (2003)
41 (2004)
23Albert Belle
30 (1997)
49 (1998)
19A.J. Pierzynski
8 (2011)
27 (2012)
19