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DumpJerry
04-25-2012, 05:50 PM
Mr. 400!:bandance::):gulp:

palehosepub
04-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Mr. 400!:bandance::):gulp:
Beat me to it!
Great time for # 400
Now lets win this one and head home!

JB98
04-25-2012, 05:53 PM
393 of them in a White Sox uniform.

ChiSoxGal85
04-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie! Paulie!

dwitt76
04-25-2012, 05:56 PM
Congrats Paul. Wish it was at home instead of that dump

Hitmen77
04-25-2012, 05:56 PM
:clap::clap::clap::gulp:

393 of them in a White Sox uniform.

He's only something like 55 HRs behind Frank Thomas's total with the Sox. At his current pace, Paulie might be the Sox all-time HR leader sometime next season.

DumpJerry
04-25-2012, 05:58 PM
I'm still sitting on zero for my White Sox career.......

downstairs
04-25-2012, 05:59 PM
#48 all time, #9 amongst active players.

Congrats!

palehosepub
04-25-2012, 05:59 PM
Needs a big standing ovation when he comes to the plate tomorrow, appreciate Phil, appreciate Paul, "appreciate the game!"

SOXfnNlansing
04-25-2012, 06:13 PM
:bandance:

QueerGirrl
04-25-2012, 06:21 PM
393 of them in a White Sox uniform.

Wow, awesome!!! Congrats Paulie!!!! :bandance::dtroll::gulp::)

vinny
04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
:clap::clap::clap:

chisoxfanatic
04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
300 seems like just yesterday! Way to go, Walnuts!

DumpJerry
04-25-2012, 06:44 PM
I guess you could say Hawk was "excited."
(http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20914101&c_id=cws)

LongLiveFisk
04-25-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm still sitting on zero for my White Sox career.......

We're tied! :cheers:

Congrats, PK! :gulp:

Zakath
04-25-2012, 07:35 PM
Too bad we wasted it.

thomas35forever
04-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Congrats, Paulie for only delaying the inevitable.

TheVulture
04-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Fitting he would knock out number 400 to tie it in the 9th. This is no garbage time homerun hitter.

Zakath
04-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Fitting he would knock out number 400 to tie it in the 9th. This is no garbage time homerun hitter.

Of his 400 HR's, 131 have come in the first 3 innings, 138 in the middle three, and 131 in the 7th and beyond. He's hit 155 when his team has been behind, 95 in a tie game, and 150 when his team's been up. 184 have come with his team either up by 1, tied, or down by 1.

69th home run on the first pitch.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/event_hr.cgi?id=konerpa01&t=b

October26
04-25-2012, 08:02 PM
I guess you could say Hawk was "excited."
(http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20914101&c_id=cws)

Thanks for sharing the video link. I was on my way home from work and was unable to see it live. Congratulations to Paul Konerko for hitting home run #400.

TheVulture
04-25-2012, 08:03 PM
184 have come with his team either up by 1, tied, or down by 1.



That's pretty close to 50% - take that clutch-ness deniers.

jshanahanjr
04-25-2012, 08:24 PM
The way PK now hits to all fields, does he have enough left in the tank for 3000 hits with 500 HR's? If so, he would go down as an all-time great.

#1swisher
04-25-2012, 08:25 PM
Congrats, Captain Konerko on your 400th career home run and 2000th career hit as a CWS! :gulp:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120425&content_id=29643356&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

DSpivack
04-25-2012, 08:32 PM
The way PK now hits to all fields, does he have enough left in the tank for 3000 hits with 500 HR's? If so, he would go down as an all-time great.

100 more HRs for Konerko is doable.
1000 more hits is not.

Zakath
04-25-2012, 08:48 PM
Congrats, Captain Konerko on your 400th career home run and 2000th career hit! :gulp:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120425&content_id=29643356&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

Actually it's his 2000th hit as a member of the White Sox.

He has 2049 career hits now. So he only needs 951!!!!

Frater Perdurabo
04-25-2012, 09:15 PM
PK has almost had three phases to his Sox career. First, he was more of a doubles hitter. Then he had his awful 2003. From 2004-2007, he was more of a HR slugger. Finally, he's become a much better hitter for average since his lousy 2008. If he keeps hitting for a high average through 2016, I think it's possible he could approach 3000 career hits. I don't think it's likely that he would keep hitting .300+ through his age 40 season, though. It's more likely that he would reach the 500 HR level, and it's doable if he averages 30-35 HR through 2014.

Golden Sox
04-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Paul Konerko has already passed the Pizza Man (Ron Santo) in most offensive categories. He's also been in the Playoffs 3 times, helped win one pennant and been on a World Series winner. Pizza Man was never in the playoffs once. Is there any reason why Konerko should not be in the HOF?

ChiSoxGirl
04-25-2012, 09:31 PM
I guess you could say Hawk was "excited."
(http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20914101&c_id=cws)

OMG! :rolling: I had the game on the radio, so I had the pleasure of Farmer's call of Konerko's 400th. Hearing Hawk's call made me laugh out loud. He even broke out a "HELL YES!" for the occasion, followed by a thunderous "WOW!"

By the way, I ♥ Paulie!

tstrike2000
04-25-2012, 09:32 PM
Congrats to Paul on #400. He's a stud and as Hawk said, he still has quite a bit left in the tank.

Frater Perdurabo
04-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Paul Konerko has already passed the Pizza Man (Ron Santo) in most offensive categories. He's also been in the Playoffs 3 times, helped win one pennant and been on a World Series winner. Pizza Man was never in the playoffs once. Is there any reason why Konerko should not be in the HOF?

I'm not a Santo fan and I don't think he belongs in the HOF. But he did play a harder defensive position, played with diabetes, and had a massive media conglomerate to orchestrate and execute a massive PR propaganda campaign.

Paulie is not yet a HOFer, but if he hits 500 HR he belongs. If he somehow gets 500 HR and 3000 hits he needs to go first ballot.

voodoochile
04-25-2012, 09:54 PM
I've now been at the game for both Frank and Paulie's 400th HR. That's kind of cool.

Congratulations, Captain!

DumpJerry
04-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Paul Konerko has already passed the Pizza Man (Ron Santo) in most offensive categories. He's also been in the Playoffs 3 times, helped win one pennant and been on a World Series winner. Pizza Man was never in the playoffs once. Is there any reason why Konerko should not be in the HOF?
Apples and oranges. When Mr. Santo played, fewer teams qualified for the playoffs.

HOF material? It wasn't that long ago that a friend who is a huge Sox fan would call him "6-4-3."

voodoochile
04-25-2012, 10:17 PM
apples and oranges. When mr. Santo played, fewer teams qualified for the playoffs.

Hof material? It wasn't that long ago that a friend who is a huge sox fan would call him "6-4-3."

Around here it was GIDPK...

DumpJerry
04-25-2012, 10:22 PM
Apples and oranges. When Mr. Santo played, fewer teams qualified for the playoffs.

HOF material? It wasn't that long ago that a friend who is a huge Sox fan would call him "6-4-3."

Around here it was GIDPK...
The guy I mentioned was in a restaurant one night in Arizona. Who happened to be there? Yup, Paulie. When he told us about it, we asked "did you walk up to him and say 'Hey 6-4-3! How ya doing?'" He didn't. Wimp.

soxfanreggie
04-26-2012, 12:04 AM
Another great accomplishment for one of our all-time greats!

Brian26
04-26-2012, 12:14 AM
OMG! :rolling: I had the game on the radio, so I had the pleasure of Farmer's call of Konerko's 400th. Hearing Hawk's call made me laugh out loud. He even broke out a "HELL YES!" for the occasion, followed by a thunderous "WOW!"

When Hawk pulls out the "YES, HELL YES!", you know it's a special occassion.

Brian26
04-26-2012, 12:16 AM
I've now been at the game for both Frank and Paulie's 400th HR. That's kind of cool.



Other than Konerko, Harrelson, Herm Schneider, Farmer and DJ,...I wonder how many other people can say that?

Rohan
04-26-2012, 01:35 AM
This may be as good a place as any to ask. Where did the nickname Captain Walnuts come from? I must have missed that one.

Nellie_Fox
04-26-2012, 01:44 AM
This may be as good a place as any to ask. Where did the nickname Captain Walnuts come from? I must have missed that one.
"Paulie" became "Paulie Walnuts" because of a character on The Sopranos. Paulie's captain of the team, thus "Captain Walnuts."

TommyJohn
04-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Paul Konerko has already passed the Pizza Man (Ron Santo) in most offensive categories. He's also been in the Playoffs 3 times, helped win one pennant and been on a World Series winner. Pizza Man was never in the playoffs once. Is there any reason why Konerko should not be in the HOF?


Let Santo go, man.

voodoochile
04-26-2012, 02:18 AM
This may be as good a place as any to ask. Where did the nickname Captain Walnuts come from? I must have missed that one.

It will be much easier for you if you don't try to figure out what goes on inside my head. I don't understand it half the time either...:tongue:

Rikirk
04-26-2012, 05:22 AM
Congrats Paulie...

A true White Sox hero.


:D:

hawkjt
04-26-2012, 10:47 AM
That was a great illutstration of PK's classic homer.....using that great hip swivel to turn on a fastball in the middle part of the plate,clearing those hips in a flash,and as Hawk has said so many times, ''turning a .30-.30 around'',referring to PK's ability to even turn on a bullet from a 30 caliber rifle.
Anyway, it was emblematic of so many of PK's homers over the years, he still has that special swing action that allows him to catch up to fastballs,even at his advanced age. It is simply a beautiful stroke to watch,and I love that PK has really maxed out his special talent by intellectuallizing the hitting process so well in the later third of his career.

He used to anguish so much over his at bats that he put himself in deep funks, and would beat up the bat rack regularly. Now, he has come out the other side of that mental battle,and probably is the smartest,most self-aware hitter this side of the Big Hurt. At age 36,PK is a hitter in full..congrats to him.

salty99
04-26-2012, 11:13 AM
Congrats Paul! One of my great joys of watching baseball for 35 years.

ChiSoxGal85
04-26-2012, 11:18 AM
I am so glad he got to hit #400 in a Sox uniform. I remember all too well what I felt like when it looked like he might not come back to the Sox after 2010.

Congratulations, Paulie! May your hitting prowess continue and may you hit #500 in a White Sox uniform! :bandance:

ohiosoxfan
04-26-2012, 11:24 AM
The guy I mentioned was in a restaurant one night in Arizona. Who happened to be there? Yup, Paulie. When he told us about it, we asked "did you walk up to him and say 'Hey 6-4-3! How ya doing?'" He didn't. Wimp.


Paulie has really cut down those numbers as his career gets longer. . . last year he tied for 55th with 14 GIDP- leader was Albert Pujols with 29. In 2010 Paulie only had 9. Smarter hitter!

voodoochile
04-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Paulie has really cut down those numbers as his career gets longer. . . last year he tied for 55th with 14 GIDP- leader was Albert Pujols with 29. In 2010 Paulie only had 9. Smarter hitter!

This is something he talked about when talking about TCQ's development. He said when he was young he was the same way and every missed pitch stayed with him costing him more at bats as he stewed. This is what led to his prolonged slumps. He says he finally decided to let it all go and that's when he became the hitter we see now.

Moses_Scurry
04-26-2012, 02:24 PM
But was it as impressive as Andre Dawson's 49th home run in 1987?

Frater Perdurabo
04-26-2012, 05:21 PM
But was it as impressive as Andre Dawson's 49th home run in 1987?

Nice.