The real celebration came in 2005, but my favorite [Paul] Konerko moment occurred in a near-empty Metrodome after the Sox had clinched the division title near the end of the 2000 season.
Konerko decided to take one last run around the bases, with a cigar in one hand and a cold beer in the other. He slid into home without spilling a drop.
"It’s a good feeling," he said, "when there’s 10 million people telling you that you can’t do something."
- Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune
Read the rest: “Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters’ Remembrances”
Lexington Park’s final game
September 1, 1956
Saint Paul, Minnesota