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.

 

In the collection:

Autoball contract signed a month before Aparicio's MLB debut

Autoball contract signed a month before Aparicio's MLB debut

For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home team. In the collection is a contract signed by Luis Aparicio agreeing to have his autograph appear on those balls. The terms of the contract? Aparicio received one cent per ball sold. Interestingly Ap

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