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83. Paul Konerko
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 5, 1976 in Providence, RI USA
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 08, 1997
  • Final Game: September 28, 2014
  • TSN All-Star - 2004
  • ALCS MVP - 2005
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 2014
 
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Paul Konerko is one of the most revered Chicago White Sox players of all-time, and he should be.  Konerko was the heart of a team that won the 2005 World Series winning the ALCS MVP in the process.  Konerko could hit for power (439 Home Runs), had 2,340 Hits, 1,412 RBIs and a .486 Slugging Percentage.  

That is the good news.

Konerko’s defense was very poor as was his speed and he finished his career with a good (though far from Hall of Fame) bWAR of 27.6.  Still, this is a popular player with a solid career and he received 2.5% of the vote in 2020.  He may never appear on a Veteran's Committee ballot, but he has a statue erected on the South Side, and in terms of "fame" he had it.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Providence, RI)
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: First Base
  • Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds
  • Major Accolades and Awards: ALCS MVP (1) (2005)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1) (2014)
    6 Time All Star (2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Silver Slugger (5) (AL) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2012)
    Gold Glove (5) (AL) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 & 2010)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (AL) (1998)
    Most Hits (2) (AL) (1999 & 2012)
    Highest WAR for Position Players (1) (AL) (1999)
    World Series Rings (1) (Chicago White Sox, 2005)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 2005, 6th) & (AL: 2010, 5th)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 44. Home Runs: 439
    73. Sacrifice Flies: 86
    75. Runs Batted In: 1,412
    83. Total Bases: 4.083
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2020: 2.5%

Should Paul Konerko be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 58.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 1.8%
No way! - 7.1%
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