Thursday, December 20, 2007

#14 - Paul Konerko

OK, I'm backwards tonight. For some reason I could have sworn I did 14 already. This will be corrected now.

There are many players to choose from at #14. Larry Doby, Julio Franco, Sammy Esposito, Craig Grebeck, Paul Konerko, Bill Melton and Bill Skowron are just some of the many players to share this number.

Ultimately, Paul Konerko won out. Since coming to the White Sox, Paul has grown as a hitter and has become an outstanding force at first base. He's not known for his fielding, but some of the picks that he does boggle the mind. Paul is known more for his bat and he swings it with authority.

He is a 3 time All-Star, 2004's Comeback Player of the Year, and 2005's ALCS MVP. He didn't hold the White Sox hostage when negotiating a new contract. Paul also caught the last out of the 2005 World Series. He handed the ball to the White Sox owners after a victory parade. He is currently a reluctant captain of the team, who leads by example.

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