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White Sox honor retiring Konerko with statue

Chicago White Sox's Paul Kornerko looks to the field after striking out swinging during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Konerko wasn’t quite sure what to expect when the Chicago White Sox honored him.

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Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

Kansas City Royals' Nori Aoki, of Japan, left, jumps as he celebrates with teammates after the Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in a baseball game in Chicago on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — As the Kansas City Royals celebrated in the clubhouse, George Brett watched from a distance.

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Rangers beat Blackhawks 4-1

New York Rangers center Nick Tarnasky (43) and Chicago Blackhawks center Cody Bass (36) fight as linesman Andy McElman looks on during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookies Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair scored in the first period and J.T. Miller and Marek Hrivik connected 2:40 apart late in the third in the New York Rangers’ 4-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

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Reinsdorf: White Sox will retire Konerko’s No. 14

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko (14)  shakes hands with Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel (31) while being honored before a baseball game in Detroit Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Konerko will be retiring after the season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CHICAGO (AP) — Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says the Chicago White Sox will retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14 and indicates they will erect a statue of the slugger at some point.

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This Date In Baseball

1923 — Lou Gehrig hit his first homer in the majors off Bill Piercy of the Boston Red Sox. On the same date 15 years later, he hit his 493rd and last off Dutch Leonard of the Senators.

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