Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 1999. He previously played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1997–98) and the Cincinnati Reds (1998). Recently, Konerko helped the Chicago White Sox win the 2005 World Series. Konerko is of Polish (paternal) and Italian (maternal) descent. He is currently the captain of the White Sox.