Luis Aparicio


Luis Ernesto Aparicio

Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Born: April 29, 1934, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Following his debut in 1956, Luis Aparicio helped to redefine the role and expectations of Major League shortstops with agile fielding, spray-hitting and speedy baserunning. He took Rookie of the Year honors in 1956, collected nine Gold Glove Awards, led the American League in stolen bases nine seasons and was named to the All-Star squad 10 times. When he retired in 1973, he held the career record for shortstops for games played, double plays and assists.

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