Top home run hitters in Chicago White Sox history

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Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during an Major League Baseball game circa 1992 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990 - 05. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during an Major League Baseball game circa 1992 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990 - 05. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Paul Konerko, White Sox All-Time Home Run Hitters
Chicago White Sox Paul Konerko (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) /

White Sox all-time home run hitters –  No. 2: Paul Konerko

432 home runs from 1999-2014

When Paul Konerko came to the Chicago White Sox in a November 1998 trade for Mike Cameron, he was a 22-year-old kid with 81 major league games and seven home runs under his belt.

By the time he left the Chicago White Sox at the end of the 2014 season, the veteran had become just the second player in franchise history to hit at least 400 home runs in a White Sox uniform.

He’s one of only seven players in team history to hit at least 40 homers in a season and, along with Frank Thomas, is the only player to top the 40-homer plateau more than once.

Konerko hit a career-high 41 homers in 2004 and followed that up with 40 more in the 2005 World Series championship season. He had five other seasons with at least 30 dingers, was a six-time All-Star and was fifth in the MVP voting in 2010 after a .312/.393/.584 season that included 39 homers and 111 RBI.

He played in three postseasons with Chicago — 2000, 2005 and 2008 — and hit a franchise postseason record seven homers, with five of those coming in 53 plate appearances in the 2005 playoffs. That included a seventh-inning grand slam in Game 2 of the World Series off Chad Qualls that gave the Sox a 6-4 lead.

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