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Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel is a former shortstop in professional baseball. His career spanned three decades, from through . Aparicio played for the Chicago White Sox , Baltimore Orioles (196367) and Boston Red Sox (197173). He batted and threw right-handed. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
Born in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela, Aparicio came from a baseball family. His father, Luis Sr., was a notable shortstop in Venezuela and owned a Winter League team with Aparicio's uncle, Ernesto. Aparicio spent six years (top for his career in Venezuela) with Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Since 2004, the Luis Aparicio Award is presented annually to honor the Venezuelan player who recorded the best individual performance in Major League Baseball, as voted on by sports journalists in Venezuela.
1959 Rookie of the Year Award voting results at Baseball Reference
Stolen Base leaders at Baseball Reference
American League Gold Glove winners at Baseball Reference
1959 MVP award voting results at Baseball Reference
1966 MVP Award voting results at Baseball Reference
Tales From The Red Sox Dugout by Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin, Sports Publishing LLC, 2001, ISBN 1582613486, 9781582613482
Shortstops By The Numbers, Baseball Digest, June 2005
White Sox retired numbers at White Sox.com
White Sox Unretired Aparicia for Vizquel
Luis Aparicio at The Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame at Baseball Reference
Aparicio and Fox honored with statues at White Sox.com
Happy Little Luis, Sports Illustrated, May 9, 1960
Looie Is Queeck In Head, Too, Baseball Digest, August 1964
''Baseball's Most Durable Shortstop - Luis Aparicio, Baseball Digest, July 1970
The Game I'll Never Forget'', Baseball Digest, September 1972
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