The Chicago White Sox have been around for over 100 years, but first baseman Paul Konerko's career on the south side still stands out for its impressive longevity. On Wednesday, Konerko is playing in his 2000th game with the White Sox as they face the Boston Red Sox, just the latest milestone in Paulie's truly fantastic career.
At the moment, Luke Appling and Nellie Fox are the only two players in White Sox history to appear in more games than Konerko. The 36-year-old, who appeared in his sixth All-Star Game this year, surpassed White Sox legend Frank Thomas for third-place on the list earlier this season.
Konerko batted in the first inning of Wednesday's game, smacking an RBI single off Boston's Felix Doubront in classic style. Even at his advancing age, his .322/.399/.511 line (through his first plate appearance on Wednesday) is one of the better marks in all of baseball.