White Sox plan special ceremony for Paul Konerko Day

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox will honor retiring captain and franchise legend Paul Konerko with a special pregame tribute on Saturday, September 27, when the team is scheduled to take on Kansas City at 6:10 p.m. The pregame ceremony will be a memorable presentation with special guests and video tributes that celebrate Konerko's career as a member of the White Sox, as well as his legacy off the field. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

During the pregame ceremony, the White Sox will present Konerko with gifts that celebrate his career. Special guests will be in attendance for the ceremony, including several of Konerko's former teammates, friends and family.

Throughout the month of September, the White Sox have honored Konerko with special fan giveaways for each home game. The month-long celebration includes the creation of "Club Konerko" in Sections 158 and 159 (total of 1,176 seats). Fans who purchase tickets in one of the two designated sections for any remaining game will receive a special Paul Konerko collectible and "Thank You, Paulie" sign to be picked up at the Chicago Sports Depot before the game. An online overview with ticket information on Club Konerko is available at whitesox.com/Konerko.

Konerko has played 16 seasons with the White Sox. The six-time American League All-Star is the White Sox franchise leader in total bases (4,008). As of September 17, Konerko's 432 homers as a White Sox rank second behind Hall-of-Famer Frank Thomas (448) for the franchise record, while he ranks third in hits (2,290) and doubles (406). The 38-year-old has seen 36,580 pitches at the plate throughout his major league career.

Tickets to all White Sox games are available online at whitesox.com, via phone at 866-SOX-GAME and in person at the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office.