Luis Aparicio

Birthdate 4/29/1934
Death Date
Debut Year 1956
Year of Induction 1984
Teams Orioles, Red Sox, White Sox
Position Shortstop

The 1956 American League Rookie of the Year, Luis Aparicio was a ten-time All Star and a nine-time Gold Glove Award recipient at shortstop.

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Luis Aparicio was a speedy and slick-fielding shortstop during his 18-year big league career

Luis Aparicio was a speedy and slick-fielding shortstop during his 18-year big league career

Luis Aparicio is the first Venezuelan-born player to be elected to the the Baseball Hall of Fame. Click here to see a video from fellow shortstop and countryman Omar Vizquel speaking about Aparicio, Dave Concepcion, and himself and what they mean to their homeland. The American League stolen base le
These three Venezuelan shortstops combined for 25 Gold Gloves and 7,880 hits

These three Venezuelan shortstops combined for 25 Gold Gloves and 7,880 hits

CooperstownExpert.com asked Omar Vizquel about his Venezuela homeland’s ability to produce great shortstops. Click here to see what the 11-time Gold Glover has to say. Vizquel specifically mentions two of his countrymen specifically, Hall of Famer Luis Aparacio and the Big Red Machine’s

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