Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Chicago White Sox will honor former
captain Paul Konerko on Saturday, May 23, by retiring his No. 14.
The ceremony will take place before the White Sox’s afternoon game against the
“Paul Konerko is one of the greatest players in White Sox history not only for
his strength and performance on the field, but also for his heart and
leadership off the field,” said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. “Paul was
a humble leader whose passion for the game earned the respect and love of the
entire clubhouse and fans all over the country. We honor Paul by retiring his
number and welcoming him to the ranks of White Sox legends.”
Konerko will be the 11th player to have his number retired by the White Sox,
including Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
A six-time American League All-Star, Konerko is the franchise leader in total
bases (4,010) and ranks among White Sox leaders in almost every other
offensive category. Konerko (432) finished with 16 homers behind Hall-of-Famer
Frank Thomas (448) for the franchise record, while ranking third in hits
(2,292) and doubles (406).