Married Jennifer … has three children: Nicholas, Owen and Amelia … was featured on The Golf Channel's "The Big Break All-Star Challenge" on 7/4/06 at Starr Pass Golf and Country Club in Tucson, Ariz., filmed during spring training … appeared with several teammates and coaches on the 10/28/05 Oprah Winfrey show, two days following the Sox World Series victory over Houston … along with Tim Hudson, filmed a commericial for ESPN in February 2003 … brother Pete is an actor and acting teacher in New York … graduated in 1994 from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. … was named the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette Player of the Year.
Completed his 15th consecutive season with the White Sox, the second-longest tenure among active players with their current club behind only Derek Jeter of the Yankees (1995-) … finished the year with 434 career home runs, tied with Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones for 42nd place all-time … passed Billy Williams (426), Mike Piazza (427) and Cal Ripken Jr. (431) during the season … extended his club record by making his 13th consecutive Opening Day start at first base and 15th overall (was the DH in 1999-2000) … his 126 games, 16 doubles, 12 home runs and 54 RBI were his fewest since 1998 … batted .245 (68-277) with five home runs and 28 RBI in 76 games at first base and .242 (46-190) with seven homers and 26 RBI in 50 games as the designated hitter … hit .313 (31-99) with five homers and 16 RBI vs. left-handers (.226/7/38 vs. right-handers) … batted .319 (37-116) with three homers and 43 RBI with RISP and .302 (19-63) with RISP/two outs … collected his 2,137th hit with the White Sox on 4/5 vs. Seattle, passing Thomas for sole possesion of third place in team history … hit his 418th home run with Chicago on 4/16 at Toronto, moving past Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle) into 23rd place all-time by a player with one team … played in his 2,116th game with the Sox on 6/10 vs. Toronto, passing Nellie Fox for second place in franchise history… recorded his 22nd career game with four-plus hits on 6/18 at Minnesota (four) … missed five games from 6/25-30 with lower back stiffness … returned to the lineup on 7/2 vs. Baltimore (0-4) … was placed on the disabled list on 7/3 with a lower back strain … appeared in three injury rehabilitation games with Class AA Birmingham from 7/18-20 … was returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/22 … made the start that night as the designated hitter … made 11 consecutive starts as the DH from 7/22-8/2 … returned to first base on 8/3 at Detroit, his first start in the field since 6/23 at Kansas City … hit a game-tying, solo homer in the ninth inning on 8/4 at Detroit … hit his 400th career double on 8/26 vs. Houston … snapped a 19-game homerless stretch with a solo shot on 9/2 at the Yankees … connected on his 12th and final homer of the season on 9/26 vs. Kansas City … exited in the second inning of the season finale on 9/29 vs. the Royals.
Appeared in 144 games in his 14th season with the White Sox ... hit 20 or more home runs for the 13th time, extending his franchise record ... collected 75 RBIs, his fewest since 2008 (62) ... finished the season in 46th place on the all-time home run list with 422 ... passed Joe Carter, Dale Murphy, Al Kaline, Andres Galarraga, Duke Snider and Darrell Evans during the season ... ended the year with 2,135 hits with the White Sox, one behind Frank Thomas for third place in club history ... garnered his sixth American League All-Star selection (third straight) ... hit .325 (87-268) with 14 homers and 42 RBIs at U.S. Cellular Field, compared to .272 (72-265) with 12 and 33 on the road ... ranked third in the AL with a .341 (59-173) average during the day ... made 105 starts at first base and 38 as the designated hitter ... hit .312 (123-394) with 20 home runs and 59 RBIs at first and .259 (36-139) with six and 16 as the DH ... average was .329 (94-286) in the first half (.263 after the break) ... recorded 23 go-ahead RBIs and six game-winning RBIs ... average peaked at .399 (65-163) on 5/27 but hit .254 (94-370) the remainder of the season ... was named AL Player of the Week for 4/23-29 after hitting .435 (10-23) with three home runs and four RBIs ... garnered his second AL Player of the Week honor for 5/21-27 (sixth career weekly honor) after hitting .583 (14-24) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs ... reached base safely in his first 12 games (17 hits and five walks) ... extended his franchise record by making his 12th consecutive Opening Day start at first base on 4/6 at Texas, the second-longest active streak in baseball (Todd Helton, 15) ... played in his 2,000th career game on 4/7 at Texas ... collected three total bases on 4/11 at Cleveland, passing Luke Appling (3,528) for sole possession of second place on the franchise's all-time list ... hit his 400th career home run on 4/25 at Oakland, becoming the fourth player in White Sox history to hit a milestone homer of 400 or more, joining Frank Thomas (400), Jim Thome (500) and Andruw Jones (400) ... reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from 5/3-28 (.443, 35-79) ... collected two hits on 5/4 at Detroit, passing Eddie Collins (2,007) for sole possession of fourth place on the White Sox all-time list ... compiled a 14-game hitting streak from 5/12-28, hitting .540 (27-50) with four doubles, five homers, 15 RBIs and 15 runs scored ... the streak tied for the second-longest of his career ... hit a first-inning home run on 5/18 at the Cubs before leaving in the third inning after being hit in the face by a Jeff Samardzija pitch ... missed two games from 5/19-20 ... played in his 1,960th game with the Sox on 5/25 vs. Cleveland, moving past Thomas into third place in franchise history ... went 4-4 with a career-high three doubles and two RBIs on 5/26 vs. Cleveland ... hit his 400th home run with the White Sox on 5/27 vs. Cleveland, the second player in team history to reach the milestone (Thomas, 448) ... missed two games from 6/5-6 following a procedure to dislodge a bone fragment in his left wrist ... hit his 56th career interleague homer on 6/10 vs. Houston, passing Ken griffey Jr. for second most in baseball history ... was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium ... played in his 2,000th game with the White Sox on 7/18 at Boston ... scored his 1,066th run with the Sox on 7/30 at Minnesota, moving into sole possession of fourth place in Sox history ... was on the seven-day disabled list from 8/10-16 with a concussion suffered on 8/7 vs. Kansas City when he was struck in the head by Jarrod Dyson's elbow while covering first base ... hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning on 8/25 vs. Seattle, his first walkoff RBIs since 6/4/08 at Kansas City ... reached 25 home runs for the 10th time in his career on 9/25 vs. Cleveland, matching Thomas for the club record ... underwent successful surgery on 10/4 at Rush University Medical center to remove a loose body from his left wrist.
Reached the 30-home run/100-RBI milestone for the fifth time in hiscareer, hitting .300 (163-543) with 25 doubles, 31 home runs and 105 RBI in149 games...hit .300 or better for the second straight season (fourth overall),notched his fourth campaign with a .300 average, 30 homers and 100 RBI andsixth career 100-RBI season, second most in club history behind Frank Thomas(10)...hit 20-plus home runs for a club-record 12th time, breaking the markhe shared with Thomas...made his fifth American League All-Star team viathe Final Man Vote...was the White Sox nominee for the Hank Aaron Award,which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league...ranked among the AL leaders in on-base percentage (6th, .388), RBI (T6th),OPS (7th, 906), home runs (T8th) and slugging percentage (10th, .517)...finished 13th in the AL Most Valuable Player balloting, receiving 11 votes...moved from 70th place to 52nd on the all-time home run list, passing Hall ofFamers Ralph Kiner (369), Carlton Fisk (376), Orlando Cepeda (379), TonyPerez (379), Jim Rice (382) and Johnny Bench (389) during the season...established career highs with 11 sacrifice flies and 17 intentional walks (15 totalfrom 2008-10)...drove in a run in at least seven straight games on two occasions, the fourth player to accomplishthe feat in one season in Sox history (also Zeke Bonura in 1937, George Bell in 1992 and Albert Belle in 1998)...tied for fourth in the AL with 25 home runs vs. righties...hit .313 (79-253) with 19 home runs at home, tiedfor the fifth most in the AL...finished fourth in the league with a .354 (68-192) average during the day...13 ofhis home runs came in the seventh inning or later, tied for the AL lead with Toronto's Jose Bautista, Tampa Bay'sEvan Longoria and Baltimore's Mark Reynolds...tied for sixth in the AL with 20 solo shots...made his 11thconsecutive Opening Day start at first base, extending his franchise record...11 straight OD starts at first is thesecond-longest active streak in baseball, trailing only Colorado's Todd Helton (14, 1998-)...drove in a run ineach of the team's first seven games, becoming the first player in Sox history to accomplish the feat...movedpast Nellie Fox (335) into third place on the club's all-time doubles list on 4/9 vs. Tampa Bay...was named Co-ALPlayer of the Week with Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera for 4/4-10, hitting .417 with three homers and eightRBI (fourth weekly honor)...matched his career high with five hits on 5/8 at Seattle...also became the first Soxplayer to record five hits without a RBI since Luis Aparicio in 1962...missed 6/3-4 after undergoing a procedureto dislodge a fragment in his left wrist...scored his 1,000th career run on 6/7 vs. Seattle...recorded an extrabasehit in a club-record nine straight games from 5/30-6/10, surpassing theprevious mark of Al Simmons in 1935...homered in five straight games from6/17-21, tying a club record (sixth time)...reached the 20-homer mark at theearliest point in his career on 6/20 vs. the Cubs...scored his 1,000th run asa member of the Sox on 7/30 vs. Boston...collected his 2,000th career hit on8/23 at the Angels, the 13th player to accomplish the feat in a Sox uniform...made 22 consecutive starts as designated hitter from 8/4-28 due to a bruisedleft calf suffered on 7/31 vs. Boston...hit his 10th career grand slam on 9/8 vs.Cleveland, tying Robin Ventura's club record...was inducted into the ArizonaFall League Hall of Fame on 10/22.
Finished fifth in the American League Most Valuable Player votingafter establishing career bests in on-base (.393) and slugging percentage (.584)and total bases (320) in his 12th season with the White Sox...also led the WhiteSox in on-base and slugging percentage, average (.312), doubles (30), homeruns (39), walks (72), RBI (111) and total bases...was named to his fourth ALAll-Star Team...ranked among the AL leaders in game-winning RBI (T1st, 16),home runs (2nd), AB/HR (2nd, 14.05), slugging percentage (4th), OPS (4th,.977), on-base percentage (T5th), RBI (6th), total bases (6th), average (8th,.312) and extra-base hits (8th, 70)...hit 35-plus home runs for the fourth timein his career and recorded at least 100 RBI for the fifth time...fell one homerun shy of his third season with 40 homers and 100 RBI...his .312 averagewas .001 shy of tying his career best set in 2006 (.313)...hit 20-plus home runsfor the 11th time, tying Frank Thomas' club record...29 of his 39 home runscame when trailing or tied (14 tied or gave Sox the lead)...hit .299 (87-291)with 20 home runs and 63 RBI in the first half and .327 (84-257) with 19 homersand 48 RBI after the All-Star Break...made 125 starts at first base and 23 atdesignated hitter...compiled a .994 (7 E/1,158 TC) fielding percentage at first...hit .339 (41-121) vs. lefties, thethird-best average in the AL...30 of his 39 homers came off righties...finished second in the AL with 26 homeruns and a .342 average at home...also ranked second in the AL with 15 home runs after the sixth inning ...hit above .300 in three straight months (June-August) for the first time since 2005...batted .358 (24-67) duringinterleague play...made his 10th consecutive Opening Day start at first base on 4/5 vs. Cleveland, extendinghis franchise record, and hit his third career OD home run...homered in the first two games of the season, thefirst Sox player to accomplish the feat since Jim Thome in 2006...was the first player in the majors to reach 10home runs on 4/29 at Texas (25th multihomer game), the first Sox player to accomplish the feat...was namedAL Player of the Week for 4/26-5/2 after hitting .316 (6-19) with four home runs and 10 RBI (third career honor)... established a club record with 11 April homers...was the first Sox player since Zeke Bonura in 1935 to ownor share the AL lead in homers entering May...collected his 3,000th total base with the White Sox on 5/18 vs.the Angels...passed Robin Ventura (668) for sole possession of fourth place on the club's all-time walk list on5/23 at Cleveland...notched his 26th career multihomer game on 6/2 vs. Texas...passed Harold Baines andEddie Collins (1,670) on the club's all-time games played list on 6/8 vs. Detroit...moved past Minnie Minoso(893) into sole possession of fifth place on the franchise's all-time runscored list on 6/9 vs. Detroit...passed Collins (6,065) and Ozzie Guillen(6,067) on the White Sox all-time at-bat list on 6/11 at the Cubs ...passed Baines (6,149) for fourth place on the Sox all-time at-bats liston 7/7 vs. the Angels...recorded his 321st double with the Sox on 7/10vs. Kansas City, moving past Baines for fourth place in franchise history... homered in four straight games from 7/26-29 for the third time inhis career...hit his 29th home run on 8/15 vs. Detroit, surpassing histotal from 2009 (28)...matched his career high with five hits on 8/19at Minnesota (also 7/10/05 vs. Oakland), the first Sox player to recorda five-hit game since Jerry Owens on 9/22/07 at Minnesota...passedGuillen (1,743) for fifth place on the franchise's all-time games playedlist on 8/31 at Cleveland...registered his 27th career multihomer gameon 9/12 vs. Kansas City and moved into second place on the club's all-time RBI list, passing Luke Appling (1,116)...passed Ray Schalk (1,755)on the 9/16 vs. Minnesota for fourth place on Sox all-time games playedlist...tied Nellie Fox for third place in club history with his 335th double on9/28 vs. Boston...hit his ninth career grand slam on 9/30 vs. Boston.
Led the White Sox in home runs (28), doubles, (30), RBI (88) and total bases (267) in his 11th season with the club...hit 25-plus home runs for the seventh time in his career ... his .353 on-base percentage was his highest since 2006 (.381)...batted .243 (57-235) with 12 home runs and 28 RBI in the second half, down from .302 (94-311) with 16 homers and 60 RBI before the All-Star Break...tied for seventh in the American League with a .338 (51-151) average vs. left-handers...was hit by a pitch 10 times, matching his career high (2000)...made 133 starts at first base and 17 at designated hitter...compiled a .997 (4 E/1,242 TC) fielding percentage at first...made his ninth consecutive Opening Day start at first base, extending his franchise record over Earl Sheely and Frank Thomas (seven each)...hit career homer No. 300 on 4/13 at Detroit as he and Jermaine Dye became the first teammates in major-league history to hit century milestone home runs of at least 300 in the same game...also passed Luis Aparicio (791) for sole possession of sixth place on the club's all-time runs scored list...went 3-4 on 5/11 at Cleveland, passing Minnie Minoso (1,523) for eighth place on the club's all-time hit list...homered on 5/15 at Toronto, ending an 83 at-bat homerless streak and moved past Harold Baines (585) for third place on the franchise all-time extra-base hit list...left game on 6/9 vs. Detroit with a jammed right thumb and missed the following two games...recorded his 1,000th RBI on 6/21 at Cincinnati...homered in three straight games from 6/23-25...his 118-game errorless streak ended on 6/26 vs. cubs...set career highs with three home runs and seven RBI on 7/7 vs. Cleveland, including his eighth career grand slam (24th career multi-homer game)...became the 12th player in Sox history to hit three homers in a game and first at home since Harold Baines on 7/7/82...tied for second in the AL in July with seven homers and tied for third with 20 RBI...collected his 300th double on 8/5 vs. Angels...recorded his 1,000th RBI with the Sox on 8/19 vs. Kansas city ... picked up his 300th career double on 9/4 vs. Boston.
recorded his ninth season with at least 20 home runs (second-mostin club history), hitting .240 (105-438) with 22 home runs and 62 rBi in acareer-low 122 games ... was sidelined with an injured right hand, a strainedleft oblique and a sprained medial collateral (Mcl) ligament in his right knee... his 22 home runs marked his lowest total in a full season since 2003 (18),while the 62 rBi were his fewest in a single campaign ... his string of fourstraight 30-homer seasons, one shy of frank thomas' club record (1993-97),came to an end ... batted .217 (55-253) prior to the all-star Break and .270(50-185) after the Midsummer Classic ... was hitting .214 on 7/31 but fi nishedthe season with a .333 (22-66) average in august and nine home runs and 15rBi in september ... hit .285 (55-193) with 15 home runs at home and .204(50-245) with seven homers on the road ... 15 of his home runs came off righthandersand 16 were solo shots ... made 116 starts at fi rst base and fi ve atdesignated hitter ... compiled a .994 (7 E/1,092 TC) fi elding percentage at fi rst... hit .241 (101-419) at fi rst and .167 (3-18) as the designated hitter ... battedcleanup 48 times (sox went 26-22), no. 5 32 times (15-17) and no. 6 on 41occasions (26-15) ... homered in three straight games twice (9/5-7 and 9/26-28)... made a club-record eighth consecutive Opening Day start at fi rst base, surpassing Earl Sheely (1921-27) andfrank thomas (1991-97) ... hit his seventh career grand slam on 4/13 vs. detroit (off Kenny rogers) ... notchedhis 22nd career multihomer game on 4/27 vs. Baltimore ... missed two games (4/30-5/2) with a sore right hand... stolen base on 5/14 at the Angels was his fi rst since 6/26/06 at Cubs ... missed the Angels series on 5/23-25after receiving a cortisone shot in his right hand on 5/23 ... his home run on 5/29 at tampa Bay ended a stringof 95 at-bats without a roundtripper ... totaled one home run and fi ve RBI in May (5 HR and 17 RBI in April) ...hit his third career game-ending homer on 6/4 vs. Kansas City in the 15th inning (fi rst since 2001) ... the homerwas the latest in a game by a sox player since Harold Baines on 5/9/84 vs. Milwaukee (25th inning) ... tripledon 6/7 vs. Minnesota for the fi rst time since 5/16/00 at New York-AL ... was placed on the 15-day disabled listfor the fi rst time in his career on 6/17 (retro to 6/15) with a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique ... went 5-11 (.455)with two doubles, three rBi and six walks in four rehab games with class aaa charlotte ... was returned fromhis rehabilitation assignment with the Knights and reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on 7/8 ... reached base safely in 18 straight games from5/27-7/8 ... was on base fi ve times on 7/12 at Texas, going 4-4 with a homerun, two RBI and a walk ... the homer was his fi rst since 6/9 ... collectedhis 1,500th hit on 8/6 vs. detroit (single off Justin verlander) ... homered on8/14 vs. Kansas city, one of a record-tying four consecutive home runs in thesixth inning (also Jim thome, alexei ramirez and Juan uribe) ... delivereda game-tying, pinch-hit single in the ninth inning on 8/24 vs. tampa Bay, hisfi rst pinch-hit appearance since 7/1/06 at Wrigley Field (home run) ... lefton 9/9 vs. toronto with a mild sprain of the Mcl and missed the next sevengames ... homered on 9/18 at New York, becoming the fi nal opposing playerto hit a home run in yankee stadium ... posted his 23rd multihomer gameon 9/27 vs. cleveland.
Collected 30 home runs for the fourth straight season (fifth overall),the second-longest streak in White Sox history behind Frank Thomas (five from1993-97) ... tied for fifth in the American League in home runs, tied for 13th inextra-base hits (65) and ranked 18th with a .490 slugging percentage ... his.259 (142-549) average, 31 home runs and 90 RBI marked his lowest seasontotals since 2003 ... is second in club history with eight 20-homer seasons ...has played in at least 150 games in four consecutive seasons (six total), the firstSox player to do so since Magglio Ordonez (1999-2003) ... amassed 34doubles, his second-highest career total (35 in 2001) ... his 78 walks rankedsecond to his 2005 total (81) ... led the Sox with 38 multihit games and rankedsecond with 22 games of at least two RBI ... hit .296 (45-152) with 12 home runsvs. left-handers and .244 (97-397) with 19 homers vs. right-handers ... 18 of his31 homers came prior to the All-Star Break and 12 came after the sixth inning,third-most in the AL ... tied for third in the league with 19 solo homers ... made140 starts at first base (Sox went 65-75) and 10 as the designated hitter (4-6)... batted .294 (10-34) as the DH and .256 (132-515) at first ... compiled a .996fielding percentage (5 E/1,256 TC) ... ranked second among all AL firstbasemen in total chances ... hit cleanup 117 times (Sox went 58-59), No. 3 inthe order 16 times (5-11), No. 5 on 14 occasions (5-9) and No. 6 three times(1-2) ... homered in back-to-back games four times ... totaled six home runsand 16 RBI in 17 games vs. Kansas City ... made his seventh consecutiveOpening Day start at first base, tied with Earl Sheely (1921-27) and FrankThomas (1991-97) for the club record ... also hit his second career OD homerun on 4/2 vs. Cleveland ... recorded his 20th multihomer game on 4/23 atKansas City, ending a string of 63 homerless at-bats ... also drove in a seasonhighfive runs ... hit .198 in April, his lowest career mark in that month ...improved to .258 in May, .290 in June and .313 in July ... produced his 21st multihomer game on 6/28 at TampaBay with a pair of solo homers ... compiled a season-high, 10-game hitting streak from 7/3-14, going 16-35 (.457)with seven doubles, three home runs and nine RBI ... collected his 500th extra-base hit with the Sox on 7/7 vs.Minnesota ... ranked among the AL leaders in July in doubles (T1st, 11), home runs (T2nd, eight), sluggingpercentage (4th, .667), walks (T6th, 16) and RBI (T11th, 20) ... missed three games from 8/17-19 at Seattle dueto the death of his grandmother ... average reached a season-best .273 on 8/4, but hit .224 (36-161) theremainder of the season.
Recorded 30 home runs and 100 RBI for the third consecutive seasonand fourth time in his career ... established a career high with a .313 average,the third straight season his average has increased (.234 in 2003, .277 in 2004and .283 in 2005) ... his 113 RBI fell four short of his season best of 117 set in2004 ... increased his average from .283 to .313 and his RBI from 100 to 113from 2005 ... fell five home runs short of becoming the first player in White Soxhistory to hit 40-plus home runs in three straight seasons ... was one of afranchise-record four Sox players to hit 30 home runs, joining Joe Crede (30),Jermaine Dye (44) and Jim Thome (42) ... was named to his third career All-StarTeam (also 2002 and 2005), going 2-2 with a two-out single in the ninth inning... was one of six American League finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, given to the player with the Best OverallPerformance (also a finalist in 2005) ... received three votes in the AL Most Valuable Player balloting ... rankedamong the AL leaders in multiple categories (see box at right) ... moved past Carlton Fisk (214) and Harold Baines(221) into second-place on the club's all-time home run list with 238 ... recorded his seventh 20-homer season withthe Sox, tied with Baines for second in club history ... 21 of his 35 home runs came in the first half ... tied for ninthin the AL with 18 solo homers ... hit .366 (52-142) with runners in scoring position and .309 (17-55) with RISP andtwo outs ... batted .318 (62-195) vs. left-handers and .310 (115-371) vs. righties ... drew 60 walks, down from acareer-best 81 in 2005 ... led the Sox with nine sacrifice flies ... recorded six multihomer games (19 in his career)... homered in consecutive games four times (22 times in his career) and posted a team-best 54 multihit efforts ...had 25 games with two RBI or more ... drove in at least 20 RBI in April, May and June ... made 139 starts at firstbase (.315, 31 HR, 103 RBI) and 12 as designated hitter (.273, 3 HR, 9 RBI) ... grounded into 25 double plays, upfrom nine in 2005 ... committed six errors for a .995 fielding percentage ... made his eighth consecutive OpeningDay start (sixth straight at first base) ... began the season with one hit in his first 13 at-bats, but was 31-70 (.443)in his next 19 games ... recorded his 200th career double on 4/16 vs. Toronto ... posted his 15th career multihomergame on 5/21 vs. the Cubs with a pair of solo shots off Carlos Zambrano ... hit his 215th home run with the Sox on5/23 vs. Oakland, moving past Fisk into third place in club history ... named AL Player of the Week for 6/12-18 afterhitting .522 (12-23) with one homer and seven RBI ... moved past Baines into second place on the club's all-timehome run list with No. 222 on 6/25 vs. Houston ... hit his second career pinch home run on 7/1 at the Cubs (also7/2/03 vs. Minnesota) ... sat out on 8/2 at Kansas City after leaving on 8/1 witha contusion above his left elbow ... hit a solo homer off New York's MarianoRivera on 8/8 to send the game into extra innings (Sox won, 6-5) ... ended hisstring of 65 at-bats without a home run on 8/25 vs. Minnesota ... reached basesafely in eight straight plate appearances on 9/8-9 ... drove in a season-highfive runs on 9/9 vs. Cleveland ... recorded his 19th career multihomer gameon 9/24 vs. Seattle ... hit .368 (25-68) over his last 19 games ... is the longestcurrent tenured member of the White Sox (1999-).
Finished sixth in the American League Most Valuable Player voting after recording 40 home runs and 100 RBI for the second straight season ... finished with 128 points, including two third-place votes ... joined Frank Thomas (1995-96) as the only two players in White Sox history to hit 40 home runs in back-to-back seasons ... was named to his second AL All- Star Team (also 2002) ... was one of six AL finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, given to the player with the Best Overall Offensive Performance ... established a career high in walks (81), on-base percentage (.375) and games (158), while his .283 average was his highest since 2002 (.304) ... ranked among the AL leaders in home runs (5th), walks (5th, 81), home run ratio (6th, 14.38), slugging percentage (9th, .534) and total bases (10th, 307) ... moved past Magglio Ordonez (187 HR) into fifth place on the White Sox home run list on 8/4 ... batted .249 (77-309) with 20 home runs and 55 RBI prior to the All-Star Break and .323 (86-266) with 20 homers and 45 RBI after the Midsummer Classic ... 28 of his home runs came off right-handers and 24 were solo, the third-most in the AL ... 18 of his homers came with two strikes ... homered in back-to-back games seven times, including a career-best four straight from 9/4-7 ... hit .292 at home and .276 on the road ... increased his average each of the first four months, .218 in April, .228 in May, .293 in June and .315 in July ... ranked third in the AL with nine home runs in August ... was 33-134 (.246) with runners in scoring position and 13-74 (.176) with RISP and two outs ... hit .291 (160-549) batting fourth and .115 (3-26) in six games when hitting third ... batted .280 (149-532) with 37 home runs and 89 RBI at first base (146 games), and .326 with three homers and 10 RBI as designated hitter (11 games) ... hit .330 (35-106) with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 30 games vs. the AL East, including 10 RBI in nine games vs. Toronto ... posted 48 multihit games and 25 mutiRBI efforts ... hit two home runs on 4/16 vs. Seattle and 5/7 at Toronto (13 in career) ... grounded into just nine double plays after totaling 51 in the previous two campaigns ... committed five errors and complied a .996 fielding percentage ... batted .330 (91-276) after his average reached a season low .238 on 7/8 ... hit seven home runs in his first 14 games before being held homerless in 24 of his next 25 ... snapped an 0-26 slump by going 1-3 on 5/6 at Toronto ... recorded his 13th career multihomer game with a season-high five RBI on 5/7 at Toronto ... hit safely in a season-best 13 straight games from 6/3-17 (.367, 18-49) ... recorded his 1,000th career hit on 6/7 at Colorado (double) ... collected a career-high five hits on 7/10 vs. Oakland, going 5-6 with a solo home run ... hit his 200th career homer and 30th of the season on 8/13 at Boston, the third time he reached the 30-home run plateau ... homered in four straight games for the second time in his career on 9/5-8 (also 7/29-8/1/03) ... reached the 100-RBI plateau for the third time in his career with a sacrifice fly on 10/2 at Cleveland ... hit .481 (13-27) with an .852 slugging percentage over his last nine games ... made his seventh straight Opening Day start on 4/4 vs. Cleveland.
Postseason: Played in all 12 playoff games for the World Champion White Sox, hitting .265 (13-49) with five home runs and 15 RBI ... recorded the final putout in each of the Sox series victories ... was 3-12 (.250) with two home runs and four RBI in the three-game sweep of Boston in the ALDS, eliminating the defending World Champions ... hit a solo home run off Matt Clement in Game 1 ... his two-run homer off Tim Wakefield in the sixth inning of Game 3 at Fenway Park gave the White Sox a 4-2 lead in an eventual 5-3 victory ... was named ALCS MVP in the five-game victory over Los Angeles after hitting .286 (6-21) with two home runs and seven RBI ... became the third player in major-league history to hit first-inning home runs in back-to-back games in the same postseason (Games 3 and 4 at Los Angeles) ... his first child, Nicholas, was born on 10/18, two days following the ALCS and five days prior to the World Series ... his grand slam off Chad Qualls in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series was the first in franchise playoff history and gave the Sox a 6-4 lead ... also became the first player in World Series history to hit a grand slam in the seventh inning or later that turned a deficit into a lead ... at the White Sox victory parade on 10/28, presented Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf with the ball from the final out of the clinching Game 4 of the World Series, which gave the Sox their first World Championship since 1917.
Was named Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News
after hitting a career-high 41 home runs ... also was named by the same publication as the first baseman on the AL All-Star Team ... fell two home runs short in hisbid to become the first White Sox player to lead the American League in homeruns since Dick Allen in 1974 ... 41 home runs tied Boston's David Ortiz forsecond in the AL, two behind the Red Sox Manny Ramirez, and tied FrankThomas (1993) for the fourth-highest total in franchise history ... Thomas (fivetimes), Konerko and Albert Belle (1998) are the only players in Sox history to hit40 home runs in one season ... moved from 10th to sixth on the Sox all-timehome run list with 163 ... his +23 differential in home runs from 2003 was tied withVinny Castilla for the third-largest increase in the majors ... also ranked among the AL leaders in RBI (6th, 117) andslugging percentage (10th, .535) ... homered once every 13.73 at-bats, the second-best ratio in the league ... 29homers at home tied the Cubs' Moises Alou for the major-league lead and tied Thomas (2003) and Belle (1998) forthe second-highest total in club history (Thomas, 30 in 2000) ... set career highs in home runs, RBI, walks (69) andtotal bases (301) ... tied for the AL lead among first basemen in home runs (38) and was second in RBI (106) ...Sox were 35-21 (62.5 percent) when he batted sixth in the lineup but a combined 35-52 (40.2 percent) when he battedNo. 4 and No. 5 ... recorded five multihomer games, upping his career total to 11 ... homered in back-to-back gameseight times and three in a row once (7/24-26) ... drove in at least 20 runs in four of the six months ... batted .296(84-284) with 22 home runs and 59 RBI in the first half but did not make the All-Star Team ... 22 home runs tied DickAllen (1972) for the sixth-highest total in Sox history before the break ... hit .317 (88-278) with 29 home runs and70 RBI at home, compared to .239 (68-285) with 12 homers and 47 RBI on the road ... average was .350 (70-200)over final 56 home games ... batted .276 (140-508) with 38 home runs and 106 RBI at first base and .291 (16-55)with three homers and 11 RBI as the designated hitter ... compiled a .995 (6 E/1,234 TC) fielding percentage at firstbase ... combined for 18 home runs and 60 RBI in 74 games vs. AL Central opponents ... hit .500 (10-20) with twohome runs and nine RBI vs. the Cubs and .438 (14-32) with three and 10 vs. Anaheim ... was 10-18 (.556) with onehome run and 24 RBI with the bases loaded ... hit .346 (18-52) with six homers and 15 RBI in interleague play ...six home runs were tied for third in baseball ... tied for the AL lead with 10 homeruns in June and tied for second with nine in September/October ... drove infour runs on three occasions and collected career-high four hits three times ...hit .365 (31-85) from 5/16-6/13 to raise his season average from .229 to .286... drove in 21 runs in 16 games from 5/13-29 ... compiled a 13-game hittingstreak from 9/9-22, going 19-53 (.358) with five home runs and 14 RBI ... alsohit in 10 straight games from 6/1-13 (.325, 13-40) ... was 6-10 with two homeruns and nine RBI in the series victory vs. the Cubs on 6/25-27 ... homered witha season-high five RBI on 5/13-2 vs. Baltimore ... was 4-5 with two home runsand 500th career RBI on 5/20 at Minnesota ... hit 150th career home run on7/6 vs. Anaheim ... hit eighth career grand slam on 8/3 at Kansas City ... hitgame-ending singles on 5/28 vs. Anaheim and 9/22 vs. Minnesota ... made hissixth consecutive Opening Day start on 4/5 at Kansas City.
Batted a career-low .234 with 18 home runs and 65 RBI ... improved batting average from .197 in the first half to .275 after the break ... hit 13 home runs with 43 RBI and a .507 slugging percentage in the second half compared to five homers, 22 RBI and a .300 slugging percentage before the break ... average reached a season-high .256 on 9/7 ... began the season in a 3-24 (.125) slump and ended the year with a 3-49 (.061) drought ... in between, batted .264 (98-371) with 18 home runs and 63 RBI ... led AL first basemen with a career-high .998 (2 E/972 TC) fielding percentage and tied for seventh with 80 assists ... batted .187 (55-294) vs. right-handers but .327 (49-150) vs. lefties, ninth best in the AL ... grounded into 28 double plays, most in baseball ... batted just .098 (4-41) with two RBI in June ... rebounded to hit .342 (25-73) with seven home runs and 24 RBI in July ... his 24 RBI tied for the AL lead, and seven homers tied for ninth ... hit above .300 (.301) for the second straight month in August but dropped to .179 (12-67) in September ... earned first career AL Pepsi Player of the Week award for 8/25-31, going 13-23 (.565) with three home runs, eight RBI and five straight multihit efforts ... homered in a career-high four straight games from 7/29-8/1 ... hit first career pinch home run on 7/2 vs. Minnesota, a solo shot off Eddie Guardado with two outs in the 11th inning to tie game at 6-6 ... Sox won, 8-6, on Frank Thomas' game-ending, two-run homer in the 12th ... recorded game-tying home run and game-winning two-run single on 9/6 vs. Cleveland ... was 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI on 8/26 at New York, his sixth career multihomer game ... hit fifth career grand slam with a career-high six RBI on 7/30 at Kansas City, tying current Sox hitting coach Greg Walker for 10th in Sox history with 113 home runs ... compiled an 11-game hitting streak from 4/19-5/2.
First-time All-Star batted above .300 and recorded 100 RBI for the first time in his career...finished second on team in hits (173), doubles (30), slugging percentage (.498), total bases (284), average (.304) and RBI (104) and third in home runs (27) and runs scored (81) ...teamed with Magglio Ordonez (135) to form the third-highest RBI duo in the American League with 239...batted .328 (107-326) with 20 home runs and 71 RBI in the first half, ranking among the AL leaders in each Triple Crown category: average (3rd), home runs (T5th) and RBI (T2nd)...71 RBI were fourth most by a Sox player since 1980...finished second on team with four multihomer games (all between 6/11-28)...went 2-2 with two doubles and two RBI in his first All-Star appearance at Milwaukee's Miller Park...two doubles tied the All-Star Game record...finished third in the Century 21 All-Star Home Run Derby with 12 home runs...lost to eventual champion Jason Giambi in semifinals...batted above .333 in three of the six months...hit .310 (139-448) with 22 home runs vs. right-handers and .344 (22-64) with 10 RBI in late-inning clutch situations...12 of his 27 home runs came with runners on base...ranked among the AL leaders in average after the sixth inning (3rd, .339), RBI vs. right-handers (8th, 85) and average on a 3-2 count (10th, .348)...named AL Player of the Month for June (first career monthly honor), after going 33-97 (.340) with 12 home runs and 22 RBI...his 12 home runs tied for the major-league lead and were a career monthly best...also tied club mark shared by Frank Thomas (2000) and Bill Melton (1968 and 1971)...recorded four multihomer games in June, the highest monthly total in baseball since Albert Belle's five in September 1995...was bothered by a sore left foot for most of the second half when he hit .270 (66-244) with seven homers and 33 RBI...hit a season-low .215 with nine RBI in July...hit .317 (19-60) with 10 home runs and 17 RBI during interleague play...10 homers led the major leagues...batted .318 (92-289) on the road and .314 (66-210) with 42 RBI in the day...42 RBI in the day tied for fourth in the AL...hit .331 (45-136) with 10 home runs leading off an inning...White Sox were 68-72 in his starts at first base and 3-4 as the designated hitter...was a .308 (165-536) hitter with 27 home runs and 100 RBI as a first baseman and .258 (8-31) with four RBI as the designated hitter...posted a .993 fielding percentage (8 E/1229 TC) at first base, fifth-best in the AL...percentage was second-lowest of his career (.991 in 2000)...tied for sixth among the AL first basemen with 75 assists...his eight game-winning RBI at home tied for ninth in the AL...posted a career-high 18-game hitting streak from 4/13-5/1, batting .423 (30-71) with 23 RBI...streak tied for the fifth-longest in the AL in 2002 and the longest by a Sox player since Frank Thomas hit in 21 straight from 5/24-6/19/99...compiled three hitting streaks of 12 games or more...hit his 100th home run in a White Sox uniform and matched career high (eighth time) with four hits (third in 2002) on 8/7 vs. Anaheim, going 4-4 with a double...also snapped a 22-game homerless streak (7/13-8/6), matching the longest of his career...reached base in eight straight plate appearances from 8/6-8...homered in consecutive games three times (nine career)...went 4-4 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored on 6/29 vs. Cubs...was his fifth career multihomer game and fourth since 6/11...four runs scored matched his career best (third time)...hit pair of solo home runs on 6/22 at Atlanta...second homer was 100th of career...also homered twice on 6/14 at the Cubs...recorded second career multihomer game on 6/11 vs. the Mets...finished second in AL Player of the Month voting for April after hitting .371 (39-105) with four home runs and 28 RBI...ranked among the AL leaders in RBI (T1st), average (T2nd), hits (T2nd) and multihit games (T2nd, 12)...hit fourth career grand slam and matched career high (fifth time) with five RBI on 4/20 vs. Detroit.
Set then career highs for home runs (32), RBI (99), total bases (295) and runs scored (92) ... fell one RBI shy of 100 after missing by three in 2000 ... was honored by FOX Sports Net Chicago as the White Sox Player of the Year ... his 19 home runs at home tied for ninth in the AL, and his 27 homers vs. right-handers tied for eighth ... hit game-ending d Bradford) and 6/3 vs. Detroit (Matt Anderson) and added a game-winning single on 4/29 vs. Seattle ... Sox were 20-12 when he homered and 19-3 when he drove in more than one run ... batted .281 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI in the first half and .282 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in the second ... compiled a 14-game hitting streak from 4/17-5/2, tying Carlos Lee (6/12-27) for the team's longest of the season ... drove in five runs on 6/14 vs. Cincinnati and 9/2 vs. Cleveland, tying a career-high ... matched career high with four hits on 8/28 at Detroit ... homered in three straight games from 7/20-22, matching his career best (also on 8/16-18/99) ... hit his third career grand slam (second of 2001) on 7/21 vs. Boston ... also hit a grand slam on 6/14 vs. Cincinnati ... reached base safely in 26 straight games from 6/1-30 ... hit .356 (31-87) with eight home runs and 22 RBI in June ... his .152 average in May was the lowest in AL ... reached base in each of the first 24 games of the season.
Fell three RBI short of driving in 100 runs in his second full season in the major leagues...home run total dropped from 24 to 21 but his RBI output increased by 16...was one of six Sox players with 20 home runs and 90 RBI...hit above .318 in four of six months...batted .188 (15-80) in May as his season average dropped from .333 to .268...rebounded to hit .313 (108-345) the rest of the season...hit .333 with six home runs and 22 RBI in April and .348 (32-92) with 19 RBI in June...Sox were 16-5 when he homered and 17-5 when he drove in two or more runs...posted a career-high 13-game hitting streak from 7/2-20 (.491, 26-53)...recorded an RBI in nine straight games from 7/2-16...led team with five pinch hits and five RBI, going 5-10 (.500)...twice recorded two hits in an inning (7/3 at Kansas City and 7/15 vs. St. Louis)...was 0-9 in the ALDS vs. Seattle...drove in a career-high five runs on 9/20 at Detroit...matched career best with four hits on 8/9 vs. Seattle...hit an inside-the-park home run on 4/11 at Tampa Bay, the first by a Sox player since Ron Karkovice on 8/30/90 at Minnesota...solo shot on 5/3 vs. Toronto (fourth inning) was the first of back-to-back-to-back homers, marking the first time since 5/26/96 the Sox have hit three straight homers...received first career ejection on 7/29 at Anaheim for arguing balls and strikes...started six games at third base, including five straight from 4/14-19.
Appeared in 142 games in first full season in the major leagues...hit .320 (98-306) with 16 home runs and 55 RBI over his last 83 games (after 7/1)...ranked third in the AL with a .420 (37-88) average in July, including 14 multihit contests....420 average tied for sixth on the Sox all-time monthly list...hit .324 (84-259) with 16 home runs at home and .319 (37-116) vs. left-handers...hit first career grand slam on 6/17 vs. Baltimore...homered in three consecutive games on 8/16-18 vs. Anaheim...also homered in back-to-back games on four occasions...homered five times in a seven-game stretch from 8/16-22...posted a team-high 26 RBI in August...recorded six straight multihit games from 7/4-10...hit four triples after entering the season with one...grounded into 19 double plays, tied for ninth most in the league...stole his first career base on 10/2 vs. Minnesota...recorded first multihomer game on 7/29 vs. New York...hit game-winning home runs on 7/21 at Minnesota and 9/29-2 vs. Boston...hit game-tying solo shot off Troy Percival in the ninth inning on 8/17 vs. Anaheim...collected four hits on 7/21 at Minnesota...homered on Opening Day at Seattle.
Split the season between the Los Angeles and Cincinnati organizations, combining to hit .217 (47-217) with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 75 games...played 30 games at first base, 20 at third and 18 in the outfield...hit first major-league home run with RBI on 6/6 at Seattle...was traded to Cincinnati with pitcher Dennys Reyes in exchange for pitcher Jeff Shaw on 7/4...hit .182 in his first 17 games with the Reds before being optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis on 7/29...was recalled on 9/9 and spent the rest of the season with the parent club.
Appeared in six games with Los Angeles (five as a pinch hitter) after contract was purchased on 9/2 from Class AAA Albuquerque ...made his major-league debut on 9/8 vs. Florida, collecting a pinch-hit single off Dennis Cook in his first at-bat...made first career start in the Dodgers' final game on 9/28 at Colorado.
Was voted the Dodgers' Minor League Player of the Year at Class AA San Antonio ... at age 20, ranked fourth among all Class AA first basemen in home runs (29) despite being the youngest hitter at that level ... named the Best Power Prospect in the Texas League and 42nd among the Top 100 Prospects by Baseball America
... averaged one home run every 16.21 at-bats, second-best in the Texas League ... led Dodgers farmhands with 30 home runs ... tied for ninth among Class AA hitters with 255 total bases and was 10th with a .543 slugging percentage ... played in the TL All-Star Game, going 3-4 with a home run and three RBI ... named to the Baseball America
Class AA All-Star Team ... named the TL Player of the Week from 6/3-9 ... hit three home runs on 6/20 at Wichita ... was the first player to hit a ball over the 36-foot high batter's eye at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio.
Batted .277 with 19 home runs and 77 RBI at Class A San Bernardino.
Made his pro debut at Class A Yakima ... was named to the Northwest League All-Star Team ... led the league with 58 RBI ... voted the No. 2 prospect in the NWL by league managers ... earned Player of the Week honors from 7/31-8/6 ... was recommended/signed by Tom Thomas of the Dodgers.