Paul Konerko

Professional Baseball Player + First Baseman
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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1976 Birth Born on March 5, 1976.


1994 18 Years Old 1 More Event
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


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
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
2004 28 Years Old Paul married Jennifer Wells in 2004. … Read More
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


2006 - 2008 2 More Events
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
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Konerko's production declined in 2013, hitting .244 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI, his lowest number of both home runs and RBI since joining the White Sox.
On April 23, 2014, Konerko doubled off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Miller to break Frank Thomas' franchise total bases record with his 3,950th total base.
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