COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY: 53 DAYS

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53 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Paul Konerko launched 53 home runs as a designated hitter during his iconic White Sox career.

Some details:

Konerko …

*hit a career-best nine home runs as a DH for the 1999 White Sox

*hit his first home run with the White Sox as a DH vs. Seattle and his last home run with the White Sox as a DH vs. Seattle. His first came on April 5, 1999 off  Jeff Fassero in Seattle and his last came on July 4, 2014 off Charlie Furbush at U.S. Cellular Field

*socked three grand slams as a DH including one off Boston’s Jon Lester on Sept. 30, 2010

*recorded his 400th home run as a DH on April 25, 2012 at Oakland off Grant Balfour

 

 

 

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