Paul Konerko's Career by the Numbers
After 18 glorious years in the Majors Paul Konerko decided to retire this past offseason. He's on his way to Cooperstown just like fellow retiree Derek Jeter who also decided to call it quits after this past season. Konerko had a career that can be summed up in two words: Quietly Productive.
Paul Konerko's Career Numbers
439 Home Runs
.279 Batting Average
8,393 At Bats
2,349 Games Played
White Sox All-Time Rank
MLB All-Time Rank
Paul was a six-time All Star (2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and the Captain of the Chicago White Sox from 2005 to 2014. Konerko won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2014 for his ability to represent the league and the game for his sportsmanship and community involvement as well as his contribution to his ball club.
The power hitter from Providence, Rhode Island was a big part of the White Sox 2005 World Series championship. He won the ALCS MVP Award en-route to the team's first World Series title since 1917. In that historic 2005 postseason run Paul hit five homers in 49 at bats, posted a .265 batting average, .321 OBP and drove in 15 runs for the Ozzie Guillen managed roster. Konerko had two 40+ homer seasons in his career and five 30+ homer seasons (not including the two 40+ HR years). He also drove in 97 or more runs in a single season eight times.