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Paul Konerko

Paul KonerkoPaul Konerko was born on March 5, 1976, in Rhode Island, and is a 1st baseman in Major League Baseball plays for the Chicago White Sox. In the year 1997 he played for Los Angeles Dodgers and in the year 1998 he played for Cincinnati Reds. His role was crucial in the year 2005, where Chicago White Sox won World Series. Currently, he is the captain of the Chicago White Sox. He made his Major League Baseball debut on September 8, 1997 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He is a consistent player of Chicago White sox lineup and made 35 home runs in the season of year 2006. On September 18, 2008, he became the last opposing player to score a home run in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium.

In the year 2009 Konerko scored 3 home runs including seven RBIs against the Cleveland Indians. It was the first time in his big league career that he scored 3 home runs in a game.

Teams-

Los Angeles Dodgers (1997-1998)
Cincinnati Reds (1998)
Chicago White Sox (1999-present)

Career Highlights and Awards-

Selected 4 times in All-Star Team
Rewarded as American League’s Comeback Player of the Year in the year 2004
Rewarded as MVP of the year 2005 American League Championship Series
Led the American League 2 times in Range Factor
Led the American League in Fielding Percentage with .998
Rewarded as American League’s Player of the Week