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Paul Konerko knows how to hit home runs—and score runs, too, apparently.
No, he didn't drive in his 1,000th run like some other players have done recently, but Paul Konerko did do something else pretty remarkable: he scored his 1,000th career run, making him one of 27 active players to have eclipsed that amount.
These past couple seasons, Konerko has really blossomed into an excellent player—some people are even whispering that he may one day be a dark-horse candidate for the Hall of Fame.
That is not as crazy as it may sound, either. Konerko is on pace for 42 home runs this year and if he reaches that amount, he'll be fewer than 100 moon shots away from 500.
Though 500 dingers is no longer the guarantor for the Hall of Fame that it used to be, it will still certainly help his case. His high run total should help, too.