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.
Should Paul Konerko be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12%