Before nagging injuries sidelined him, Ordonez was a force who could run, throw, field, hit and hit for power. He was a consummate ballplayer and a gentleman.
Paul Konerko gave a classy tribute to his former team mate:
"There’s been a lot of good hitters here, a lot of good defensive players. But he was the best that I played with all-around for that period. Those first few years he was unbelievable. It seemed like he never made a mistake."
Good bye, Maggs, and...thanks.