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The White Sox plan to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14 and eventually erect a statue of their longtime first baseman, team owner Jerry Reinsdorf said on Friday.

By SI Wire
September 26, 2014

The White Sox plan to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14 and eventually erect a statue of their longtime first baseman, team owner Jerry Reinsdorf told the Associated Press on Friday.

Reinsdorf said "of course" Konerko's jersey will be retired and that the six-time All-Star is "worthy of a statue." He added that Konerko has "always conducted himself with class."

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The White Sox will honor the 38-year-old, who is retiring after 18 seasons (16 with the White Sox) before Saturday's game against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.

Konerko has 439 career home runs — with all but seven coming for Chicago — 1,412 RBIs and an .841 OPS.

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