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

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