All I could think about on the ground was, 'Is that what it feels like when you blow your knee out?Paul Konerko has sprained knee ligament Sep 10, 2008
It was the greatest move the White Sox could make to bring me backKonerko to stay on with White Sox Dec 01, 2005
By the time I saw them (the attackers) weren't saying anythingIn Sports from United Press International Sep 20, 2002
By the time I saw them (the attackers) weren't saying anythingTwo fans attack Royals first base coach Sep 20, 2002
Paul Henry Konerko ( /kəˈnɛərkoʊ/; born March 5, 1976) is an American professional baseball first baseman who has played for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball since 1999. He previously played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1997–98) and the Cincinnati Reds (1998). Konerko helped the Chicago White Sox win the 2005 World Series, the franchise's first since 1917. He is currently the captain of the White Sox. `
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Konerko is of Polish (paternal) and Italian (maternal) descent. At Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, Konerko was named the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette Player of the Year as a senior, after leading his team to a Class 4-A state championship. Konerko hit .558 in 1994, the school season record until Ike Davis, who later became the first baseman for the New York Mets, hit .559 in 2003. Konerko also held the school season record in doubles, with 18, until Davis hit 23 doubles in 2003. He also held the school career record in doubles (44), until Davis passed him with 48 doubles.
Konerko was ranked the #1 catcher in the nation during his senior year in high school.