Former Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko already has a statue on the outfield concourse, so it's no surprise that the White Sox will honor the six-time All Star by retiring his number in late May.
The White Sox will honor Konerko with a number-retirement ceremony prior to their May 23 game against the Minnesota Twins, the team announced on Thursday.
According to ESPN.com's Doug Padilla, "the first 20,000 fans in attendance at that game will receive a replica Konerko statue."
Konerko played 16 seasons with the White Sox, and holds the franchise record for total bases with 4,010. He is also second in team history with 432 home runs, trailing only Frank Thomas (448), and third in hits (2,292).
In addition to all of those accomplishment, Konerko's grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series against the Houston Astros was a pivotal moment during Chicago's first championship victory since 1917.
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