Found September 26, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
PLAYERS: Adam Dunn
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
The long ball. Once the focal point of baseball throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, it is now very much still apart of the game, but one that has seen its frequency cut dramatically due to the implementation of strict PED testing. However, that testing doesn't keep players from finding power surges of their own from year-to-year. This series will look at ten players who had a minimum of 350 plate appearances in 2011 and saw an increase of at least 15 or more dingers this season. Adam Dunn 2011 HRs: 11 2012 HRs: 41 Difference: 30 Moving from the expansive ballpark in Washington -- where Dunn had hit 38 home runs in back-to-back seasons -- and into the homer-friendly "Cell," it was thought to be certain that Dunn would continue to hit home runs at a top-level pace. 496 plate appearances and 11 home runs later, we were not only wrong, but completely baffled by what had occurred to Dunn. It was a historically bad season in which Dunn hit only ...
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