|Oct. 24 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins are the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while on a humanitarian mission to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Analysis: Konerko founded the "Bring Me Home Campaign," which also includes a pair of former teammates: retired great Jim Thome and the Los Angeles Angels' Gordon Beckham. The campaign says it has raised nearly $450,000 to assist foster children in Illinois.
|Sep. 29 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Konerko was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts Sunday against Kansas City in the final game of his career.
Analysis: Konerko posted a .572 OPS while playing just 81 games this year - not exactly a fitting end to the career of one of the most productive hitters of his generation. He finishes with a .279 career average with 439 homers and 1,412 RBIs over 2,349 games.
|Sep. 19 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Konerko is back in the starting lineup after being out since early September because of a broken left hand.
Analysis: Konerko was listed to hit sixth in the posted lineup for Friday night's game at Tampa Bay. He hurt the hand in a game Sept. 2 against Minnesota. Konerko is retiring after this season, his 18th in the big leagues. The White Sox will honor him during a pregame ceremony on Sept. 27.
|Sep. 5 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, set to retire at the end of the season, is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his left hand.
Analysis: The 38-year-old Konerko was injured playing first base Tuesday against Minnesota. Manager Robin Ventura said Friday that he expects Konerko to play again this season, but that he will miss Chicago's three-game series against Cleveland.
|July 27 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Konerko was 2 for 4 on Saturday.
Analysis: The retiring Konerko had more than one hit in a game for the first time since June 14.
|May 11 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Konerko went yard Saturday.
Analysis: Konerko has five RBIs in his last two games so maybe he should be playing more even though he is clearly past his prime.
|Apr. 24 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Konerko had three hits Wednesday night.
Analysis: The aging Konerko is not a regular these days so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
|Mar. 31 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Konerko is not in the lineup for the Chicago White Sox, ending his streak of starting 16 straight times on opening day. Konerko was on the bench Monday as the White Sox played at home against the Minnesota Twins.
Analysis: The 38-year-old Konerko signed a one-year deal to return to Chicago for his final season as a part-time player, facing mostly left-handed pitchers. Rookie Jose Abreu is batting fourth and playing first base while Adam Dunn is the designated hitter in the fifth spot.