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Luis Aparicio


1934 Born April 29 in Maracaibo, Venezuela
1950-53 Plays with amateur teams in Venezuela
1953 Replaces his father as shortstop for the Maracaibo Gavilanes in Venezuela
1954 Plays in the minor leagues on Waterloo, a White Sox farm team
1955 Moves to Southern Association; plays with Memphis
1956 Debuts in majors; named Rookie of the Year
1956 Marries Sonia Llorente on October 1
1956-62 Plays with Chicago White Sox
1956-64 American League stolen base leader 9 consecutive years
1959 Helps Chicago White Sox win the pennant
1963-67 Plays with Baltimore Orioles
1968-70 Plays with Chicago White Sox
1971-73 Plays with Boston Red Sox
1984 Named to Baseball Hall of Fame (first Venezuelan player)

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