“14” is a glossy book featuring photos and stories from Konerko’s career on the South Side. The introduction of “14,” edited by senior vice-president of communications Scott Reifert, says the team was inundated with fans requests for a book after his emotional final weekend at U.S. Cellular Field.
“After 16 seasons, he considered every fan a friend. So this publication is a farewell to a friend,” the book says.
The photos, many of them taken by team photographer Ron Vesely, capture Konerko during various points of his 16-year career with the Sox. There’s even a shot of Konerko, hardly known for his speed, running the bases for an inside-the-park homer.
The book includes a nice two-page spread with thank-you tweets from fans during Konerko’s big celebration night from the final weekend last September.
“14” is available for $35 (plus $5 shipping/handling fee) through whitesox.com/PKbook. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Chicago White Sox Charities.