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Paul Konerko

Professional Baseball Player + First Baseman
Male
Born Mar 5, 1976

Paul Henry Konerko is an American professional baseball first baseman who has played for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball since 1999. He previously played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds (1998). Konerko helped the Chicago White Sox win the 2005 World Series, the franchise's first since 1917. He is currently the captain of the White Sox since 2006.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1976 Birth Born on March 5, 1976.

TEENAGE

1994 18 Years Old Konerko hit .558 in 1994, the school season record until Ike Davis, who later became the first baseman for the New York Mets, hit .559 in 2003. … Read More
1995 19 Years Old On May 13, 1995 with the San Bernardino Spirit, he drove in the only run of a 21-inning game. … Read More

TWENTIES

1997 21 Years Old He played parts of the 1997 and 1998 seasons with the Dodgers. … Read More
1998 22 Years Old On November 11, 1998, Konerko was traded by the Reds to the White Sox for Mike Cameron. … Read More
2000 24 Years Old Konerko made his first postseason appearance that year, when the White Sox lost to the Seattle Mariners in the 2000 American League Division Series (ALDS). The Mariners swept the series in 3 games, and in 9 at bats, Konerko had no hits. He got on base once on a walk. In 2005, the White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League Championship Series (ALCS). … Read More
2005 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In Game 2 of the 2005 World Series, Konerko hit the first grand slam in White Sox World Series history to put the White Sox ahead 6–4. … Read More

THIRTIES

2006 30 Years Old Konerko concluded the 2006 season with 35 home runs, helping him rank in the top 10 for total home runs over the past three seasons, after hitting over 40 home runs in 2004 and 2005. … Read More
2008 32 Years Old On September 18, 2008, Konerko became the last opposing player to hit a home run at Yankee Stadium in the 9th inning of a 9–2 White Sox loss.
2009 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On Monday, April 13, 2009, Konerko connected back to back with Jermaine Dye for the 300th home run of both players' respective careers off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Zach Miner. … Read More
On July 10, 2010, Konerko was announced to replace Twins first baseman Justin Morneau at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. … Read More
On June 1, 2011, Konerko hit his 377th career home run in a game against the Boston Red Sox, passing former White Sox player Carlton Fisk on the White Sox all-time home run list. … Read More
2012 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 25, 2012, Konerko hit his 400th career home run, passing Al Kaline and Andrés Galarraga and becoming the 48th player in Major League history to hit 400 home runs. … Read More
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