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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

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too:

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in the National Anthem on Sunday at Soldier Field, according to Jamie Erdahl. 

The decision follows Donald Trump's recent comments on NFL protests at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama:

Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired

No word on what the Bears will do yet, but the Steelers will be in the locker room.