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

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

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

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”

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