New Caney HS grad Adam Dunn blasts 22 home run for White Sox
New Caney High School graduate Adam Dunn hit his 22 home run of the season, but the Chicago White Sox fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, Thursday, June 14.
Dunn went 1-for-3, with the three-run shot and a walk.
On the year, Dunn is batting .227, with 22 home runs and 50 RBIs.
Dunn was a standout quarterback at New Caney High School. After graduating from high school, the Cincinnati Reds drafted Dunn in the second round (50th overall) of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.
Dunn had previously committed to play football for the University of Texas. The Reds and Dunn agreed to a deal which allowed him to play minor league baseball during the summer, and return to Austin in August to prepare for football.
Dunn redshirted his freshman season and served as a backup to Major Applewhite. When star recruit Chris Simms committed to Texas, Dunn was asked to move to the tight end position. As a result, he left the Longhorns to concentrate on baseball in 1999.
Dunn was born Nov. 9, 1979.
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