Giambi among top comeback stories
Jason Giambi, Yankees
Not only is "The Giambino" in the midst of a remarkable comeback from his disastrous 2004 season, when his batting numbers were all career lows by large margins, but he's also returned from his early-season disgrace. Turning raucous booing into rousing cheering -- at least at Yankee Stadium -- Giambi's about-face has been almost as miraculous as it has been well-chronicled.
With four more home runs in the past two days, Giambi now has 25 this season after hitting only five in the first three months. Though he started to come around in June, hitting .310 with a .474 on-base average, the left-handed slugger really caught fire in July: 14 homers, 24 RBI, .355 BA, and an eye-popping .524 OBP and .974 SLG. Needless to say, Giambi's turnaround has been critical as the Yankees pursue the Red Sox in another tumultuous season in the Bronx.
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