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White Sox Retire Paul Konerko’s No.14

Mandatory Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images ‘Harvester of Sorrow’ by Metallica played out of the speakers at U.S. Cellular Field before a game against the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The center-field fence opened up and out walked White Sox legend Paul Konerko. Dressed in a suit and tie, the former first baseman headed toward home plate to greet former...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch Paul Konerko’s #14 Get Retired

The White Sox put together a classy ceremony for Paul Konerko on Saturday afternoon. The sent him out the right way, making him the 11th player in Sox history to have his number retired. Paulie started the ceremony off with a bang as he walked out through the center field wall to his trademark Metallica theme song. Here he comes. #Paulie14 pic.twitter.com/z7SP66cLVC — Chicago...
Via Sports Mockery
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Next Number the White Sox Should Retire

With Paul Konerko getting his number retired this weekend it got me to thinking who might be the next person to be honored by the White Sox by having their number taken out of circulation. Certainly there are some names that pop up when talking to fans but for me there is one choice that stands above the rest. Ozzie Guillen. Obviously some relationships will have to be mended in...
Via Grab Some Bench
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox to Retire Paul Konerko’s #14 on Saturday

If you’re looking for a good reason to head out to the ball park this week, you’ve come to the right place. It’s Paul Konerko week on the South Side as the Sox will look to honor their former captain throughout the home-stand. The festivities begin with tonight’s game against the Indians at 7:10 PM. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive this awesome Konerko t...
Via Sports Mockery
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What Piece of Chicago is Heading to Paul Konerko’s House?

It could be said that Paul Konerko is taking a piece of US Cellular Field home with him. People often take mementos from the office when they retire.  It could be the nameplate from your door, maybe a favorite plant from your desk or maybe even your desk chair. Konerko is taking the entire office with him. That’s right, the White Sox are giving Paulie his locker. Konerko’s locker...
Via Sports Mockery
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14 in May ceremony

  The White Sox will retire the No. 14 uniform of retired captain Paul Konerko. Chicago said Thursday it will honor the six-time All-Star before a May 23 game against Minnesota. Konerko will be the 11th player whose number is retired by the White Sox. That includes Jackie Robinson, whose No. 42 was retired for all of Major League Baseball in 1997. Konerko spent 16 seasons with the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Some Paul Konerko #TBT

It’s still hard to believe we won’t be seeing Paul Konerko in a White Sox uniform come next season, but the White Sox have announced a date that White Sox fans should be sure to mark down on their calendars. The Sox will be retiring Paulie’s #14 on May 23 before the 3:10 P.M. game against the Minnesota Twins. Here’s what  chairman Jerry Reinsdorf had to say about Paulie’s...
Via Sports Mockery
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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
Via Bob's Blitz
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 The Outside Corner
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 Bloguin Best
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Was a Perfect Fit for the Chicago White Sox

When the Chicago White Sox traded Mike Cameron for Paul Konerko in 1998, it seemed like a win-win for both organizations. It was, but Konerko brought more than his home runs and batting average to the Armor Square neighborhood. The South Side of Chicago is full of city employees and blue collar workers. Many are underappreciated figures in the neighborhoods: Police officers, firefighters...
Via Sports Mockery
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. Paul Konerko Thanks White Sox Fans 54 total views, 54 views...
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

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

White Sox Retire Paul Konerko’s #14

Jerry Reinsdorf always wanted a World Series ring. Paul Konerko helped him get one, and now the Chicago White Sox retire Paul Konerko’s #14. No other White Sox will wear it, and PK deserves this honor, and so much more. Konerko’s #14 joins Fox, Baines, Appling, Minoso, Aparicio, Lyons, Pierce, Thomas, and Fisk as player’s numbers retired as a White Sox. It’s no secret that...
Via Sports Mockery
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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