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White Sox veteran Paul Konerko gets autographed base from Yankees in final trip to Bronx

Aug 24, 2014, 2:04 PM EST

Derek Jeter has been collecting retirement gifts in every road city that the Yankees have traveled to in his farewell season, but he did the presenting Sunday afternoon in New York …

Paul Konerko signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with the White Sox this past offseason to cap off an impressive 16-year run with the club. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com published a cool feature back in May about how Jeter and Konerko — two retiring captains — share a sense of mutual respect.

  1. thatsnuckinfuts - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Classy

  2. esracerx46 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Kudos to the Yanks. Was wondering if they would do something for Konerko. 2 very classy guys that will be missed by baseball

  3. coryfor3 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    High time baseball recognized someone other than Jeter

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      other teams could have done whatever they wanted…

      I’m not a Yankess fan at all, but at least they did something for Konerko…

      what have the other teams done?

      “Baseball” hasn’t stopped any of the other teams from recognizing someone other than Jeter…

      Teams may do what they want.

      • happytwinsfan - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        Amen. When I saw the headline my first thought was that the Twins should be one of the first to honor Konerko just like the Red Sox should be one of the first to honor Jeter.

      • thatsnuckinfuts - Aug 24, 2014 at 4:17 PM

        Too be fair to many other teams, I’m sure Konerko hasn’t played his last game in their stadium yet.

      • Glenn - Aug 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

        The Red Sox will get to honor Jeter in his last game ever (assuming the Yanks don’t make the playoffs).

  4. jpat2424 - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Paulie rocks

  5. randygnyc - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Although it could be argued that the Yankees are “baseball”, it was the Yankees who honored Konerko. “Baseball” (whatever that entity is, lol) did nothing in this particular instance.

  6. beefytrout - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    That is cool.

  7. clydeserra - Aug 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    So cool. In 10 years he can look at it in his den and think, “wow, I love seeing Martin Prado and Brandon McCarthy’s autograph. I am touched.”

  8. eyefeeler - Aug 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    I hope this gets more press than the average preseason football game.

  9. campcouch - Aug 25, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    he should’ve held out for that A-Rod signature. infamy has value too.

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