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Luis Aparicio - Moving On After Professional Baseball

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With his professional baseball career behind him, Aparicio moved back to his home country, Venezuela, assuming co-ownership of a baseball club there. In 1984, he achieved the highest honor in baseball when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. In another honor, his number was retired by the White Sox the same year.

Career Statistics

Yr Team AVG GP AB R H RBI SO SB SB%
BAL: Baltimore Orioles; BOS: Boston Red Sox; CWS: Chicago White Sox.
1956 CWS .266 152 603 69 142 56 63 21 .840
1957 CWS .257 143 605 82 148 41 55 28 .778
1958 CWS .266 145 569 76 148 40 38 29 .829
1959 CWS .257 152 585 98 157 51 40 56 .812
1960 CWS .277 153 625 86 166 61 39 51 .864
1961 CWS .272 156 579 90 170 45 33 53 .803
1962 CWS .241 153 529 72 140 40 36 31 .721
1963 BAL .250 146 34 73 150 45 35 40 .870
1964 BAL .266 146 49 93 154 37 51 57 .770
1965 BAL .225 144 452 67 127 40 56 26 .788
1966 BAL .276 151 563 97 182 41 42 25 .694
1967 BAL .233 134 600 55 127 31 44 18 .783
1968 CWS .264 155 573 55 164 36 43 17 .607
1969 CWS .280 156 567 77 168 51 29 24 .857
1970 CWS .313 146 250 86 173 43 34 8 .727
1971 BOS .232 125 3 56 114 45 43 6 .600
1972 BOS .257 110 84 47 112 39 28 3 .500
1973 BOS .271 132 550 56 135 49 33 13 .929
TOTAL .262 2599 10230 1335 2677 791 742 506 .788

Aparicio presented the ultimate baseball package—exceptional fielding skills, amazing base running abilities, and fairly good batting numbers. His exceptional base stealing and fielding prowess created a level of fan excitement that was usually only reserved for home run hitters. "Little Looie" truly proved that size is only one measure of an individual's excellence.

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