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Konerko sixth to 2,000 hits this season

Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:35 am
ANAHEIM, Calif -- Highlights have been few and far between for the 2011 Chicago White Sox, but Paul Konerko put up one for the books when he cracked his 2,000th career hit in the eighth inning of Tuesday's series opener here.

The hit surely was especially meaningful to Konerko in that it was an RBI single against Ervin Santana that tied the game at 4-4 at a point in the season where the White Sox are desperate for every run, every win they can get. Konerko, a beloved figure on Chicago's South Side and widely respected throughout the game, becomes only the 13th player in club history to collect his 2,000th hit.

It's been a boom season for the 2,000-hit club: Konerko is the sixth man to join that club this summer. Previously this summer, Houston's Carlos Lee, San Francisco's Orlando Cabrera (then with the Indians), Cincinnati's Scott Rolen, St. Louis' Albert Pujols and Texas' Michael Young each collected his 2,000th hit.

The White Sox dugout immediately erupted in cheers, then most of the players began waving for the baseball as soon as the play concluded with Alejandro De Aza crossing the plate. With the game 4-4, White Sox manager removed Konerko, who was DHing, for pinch-runner Brent Lillibridge.

Konerko also is at 393 career homers and soon could become only the sixth active player with 400 homers and 2,000 hits, joining Pujols, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, Atlanta's Chipper Jones, Baltimore's Vladimir Guerrero and Minnesota's Jim Thome.

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:26 am

Konerko sixth to 2,000 hits this season

Ive never heard Paul Konerko's name in conversations about steroids, never. You are one paranoid dude.

Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:20 am

Konerko sixth to 2,000 hits this season

Let the roid comments commence lol.  I don't think Paul falls in with the rest of those guys.  He was a beast when he came up with the Dodgers and always hit for power.  He's always had a high batting average and the home runs have been steady and consistant.  Paul also hasn't missed many games with what some would define as steroid related injuries.  I'm gonna go with my gut and say he's clean, been clean and stays clean.  I really need a few guys to believe in because my whole generation of players is looking like a fucking joke!  I'm embarassed to say that I was a huge fan of Canseco, McGwire and most of those jerks.  It crushes me a little more everytime another guy goes down.  I really hope that Todd Helton's success can really be attributed to work ethic and the Colorado air.

Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:45 am

Konerko sixth to 2,000 hits this season

hall of famer and class act

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