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Paul Konerko, Jimmy Rollins Named Co-Winners Of Roberto Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO — Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash...
Via NESN.com
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Wins Prestigious Award

Earlier tonight, The MLB Public Relations Department announced the winners of the Roberto Clemente Award and Paul Konerko was one of the recipients. The Roberto Clemente Award is given to the player(s) that “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team”, as voted on by baseball fans and members of...
Via Sports Mockery
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2014 Highlights

The Chicago White Sox 2014 season wasn’t the greatest, but it did have it’s moments. The team released a highlight video of the season which turned out to be pretty awesome. It’s crazy to think how fast the year has gone as baseball is in its finishing stages. So while some fans may not want to relive the 2014 season, it’s a good watch for any White Sox fan. The biggest...
Via Sports Mockery
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Paul Konerko Game-Used Items for Good Cause

It’s sad to think to that Paul Konerko’s playing days are over for the Chicago White Sox but this week fans have the chance to bid on some of his game-used memorabilia for a good cause. The White Sox Charities Online Auction is paying tribute to Konerko by featuring items commemorating PK Day and his final game at U.S. Cellular Field. Some of the items up for auction include...
Via Sports Mockery
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Longest Tenured Chicago Athletes

Paul Konerko hung up his cleats after the 2014 season and in the process gave up the title for longest tenured Chicago athlete. There’s a new face atop the list as we look at the top 10 athletes who’ve remained loyal to the great city of Chicago… **Note: The lists is based on when each player first appeared on the active roster.   10.) Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks Age...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox honor Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko, the Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, officially retired last weekend. He has been a member of the White Sox’s organization since the 1995 season. In 2005 he helped lead them to a World Series Championship. Ever since then Konerko has been the leader and team captain both on and off the field. With both his leadership and athletic talent the White Sox are going...
Via The Front Office News
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Honors Paul Konerko’s Career by Mailing Him a $20 Amazon Gift Card

While Derek Jeter’s final games got most of the publicity in the last week of the regular season, another longtime veteran with impressive career numbers and a World Series title also took his final swings: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko.  The 18-year veteran had a better career OPS than Jeter, and bested the Yankee legend […] The post MLB Honors Paul Konerko’s Career...
Via Sports Pickle
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Not all about him, retiring Chicago White Sox star Paul Konerko wrote his kids' names in the dirt

Chicago White Sox retired star Paul Konerko wrote his kids' names in the dirt. Very sweet: Paul Konerko writing his kids' names in the infield dirt. #PK14 #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/3KX133bUIA— Lori Rackl (@lorirackl) September 28, 2014Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko leaves tribute to family in infield dirt

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m kinda glad the Paul Konerko retirement train left the station long after the Derek Jeter lovefest began. Because after this last weekend of the baseball season, the longtime Chicago White Sox star’s final games have made me feel all the feels. Sox fan Chris Claeys returning Konerko’s 2005 grand slam ball, his new statue at U.S. Cellular Field…that...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #1

Paul Konerko will always be one of the great Chicago White Sox. Paulie could have left in free agency in 2005 and again in 2010 but he elected to stay in Chicago. He is the perfect fit for the White Sox and White Sox fans. In 2005, he helped end an 88-year World Series drought in the city of Chicago. During the celebration, Paul Konerko handed owner Jerry Reinsdorf the baseball...
Via Sports Mockery
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #2

As we approach Paul Konerko’s final game, let’s take a look at his second greatest moment: his 2,000th hit. While some wouldn’t consider this his 2nd greatest achievement, let’s think about this. As of the year 2000, there had been approximately 17,150 different players in the MLB since it’s inception. As of yesterday, only 278 players have recorded more than 2,000 hits...
Via Sports Mockery
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Surprised by Great Gift

Lost in the shadow of Derek Jeter’s season long retirement party is Paul Konerko. You see, back in December, the Chicago White Sox first baseman announced 2014 would be his last season, but, it would seem, it wasn’t until late in the campaign before anyone decided to remember. That is, until Saturday, when the Southsiders pulled out all the stops and did their own Jeter-style...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Surprised by Great Gift

Lost in the shadow of Derek Jeter’s season long retirement party is Paul Konerko. You see, back in December, the Chicago White Sox first baseman announced 2014 would be his last season, but, it would seem, it wasn’t until late in the campaign before anyone decided to remember. That is, until Saturday, when the Southsiders pulled out all the stops and did their own Jeter-style...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox fans gave Paul Konerko an amazing ovation as he left the field

These are the final days of Paul Konerko as a member of the Chicago White Sox, and Robin Ventura made sure Konerko got one hell of an ovation from the crowd at US Cellular Field. Earlier in the evening, the Sox honored Konerko with a ceremony and unveiled a statue of him in the left field plaza. The post White Sox fans gave Paul Konerko an amazing ovation as he left the field appeared...
Via Bloguin Best
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox fans gave Paul Konerko an amazing ovation as he left the field

These are the final days of Paul Konerko as a member of the Chicago White Sox, and Robin Ventura made sure Konerko got one hell of an ovation from the crowd at US Cellular Field. Earlier in the evening, the Sox honored Konerko with a ceremony and unveiled a statue of him in the left field plaza. The post White Sox fans gave Paul Konerko an amazing ovation as he left the field appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Delivers Powerful Speech

Paul Konerko is retiring, but he had a few words today before he quietly leaves for his life after baseball in Arizona. What a class act. The emotional, powerful speech delivered by Konerko can be seen below. When you look at that statue and that number that is going up right there, your fingerprints are all over it. Your browser does not support iframes. Paul Konerko Thanks White...
Via Sports Mockery
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trade That Altered Chicago White Sox History

CHICAGO, IL —  Is there a better change-of-scenery trade for two players than the Paul Konerko-Mike Cameron swap back in 1998? You will be hard pressed to find a trade more balanced than the one the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds stuck on Nov. 11, 1998, in which the White sent Cameron to Cincinnati in exchange for Konerko. Most experts and hardball enthusiasts insist...
Via Sports Mockery
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko: Celebrating a legend as he walks away from the game

This weekend, a legend is taking his final swings in a baseball stadium full of cheering fans and standing ovations. No, not that legend. I’m talking about Paul Konerko, first baseman for the Chicago White Sox. After 18 seasons in the majors, he’s decided to retire from the game of baseball. In many ways, it’s fitting that Derek Jeter is getting all of the media attention...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank You Paul Konerko

The city of Chicago is about to say goodbye to one of the best players in the long history of Chicago baseball. Overshadowed by the retirement of New York Yankee legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko‘s retirement has gone relatively unnoticed by the main stream world of sports. Konerko may not be a super star like Jeter, who deserves all the grandeur he is...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Legend Paul Konerko Thanks Fans In This Incredible Retirement Video

White Sox legend Paul Konerko released this retirement video filled with his best plays over 16 seasons with the team.
Via Gamedayr
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko has “no doubt it’s the right time” to retire

Over-shadowed by Derek Jeter’s tour throughout the whole season, Paul Konerko’s MLB career will end in two days; the White Sox play their final game of the 2014 season against Kansas City on Sunday. White Sox manager Robin Ventura says he expects Konerko to be in the lineup and at first base for the final three games of the season. Saturday is Paul Konerko Day, with a celebration...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #3

Numbers more than any other sport are important in baseball. No one remembers how many yards Dan Marino threw for or how many points did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored? But, any baseball fan can tell you that Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs in his career. With each milestone, we celebrate a player joining an elite group made up of over 100 years of the game’s greatest players. Number...
Via Sports Mockery
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #4

Great players are measured on what they accomplish in the postseason. Derek Jeter is revered as much as he is because of what he did in the postseason. Jeter is a career .308 hitter in postseason play including .321 during the World Series that helped produce five rings. When the big moments come up, big time players rise to occasion. Heading into the 2005 playoffs, Paul Konerko...
Via Sports Mockery
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #5

5. Paul Konerko Launches Go-Ahead Grand Slam Down 4-2 in the 7th inning, fans were already starting to cringe at the prospect of losing a game in the World Series, not wanting to be tied at 1-1. As Paulie came up to bat, no one expected this gem. The moment changed the tide of the game, even when the Sox were down 1 in the bottom of the ninth, hope remained when Scott Posednik launched...
Via Sports Mockery
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko: An Ode To The Other Retiring Captain

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be hanging up his pinstriped number two jersey after his Yankees play the Boston Red Sox this Sunday at Fenway Park. It was an historic 20-year career for the Yankee Captain, all in New York.  Jeter compiled over 3,400 career hits and had a batting average over .300...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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