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."
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.
- Chris Mascaro