Luis Aparicio Stats

Luis Aparicio was born on Sunday, April 29, 1934, in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela. Aparicio was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1956, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Luis Aparicio baseball stats page.

"Various teammates over the years said they were awestruck by the ground balls that Aparicio reached with sprawling dives, great flexibility, and tremendous instinct. The ball shot off the bat, a fielder shrugged at the realization that the opponents had a hit, and then all of a sudden Aparicio would glove the ball and throw the man out at first. ... Aparicio and ( Nellie ) Fox gave the team extraordinary fielding strength up the middle and manager Al Lopez , himself a Hall-of-Famer-to-be, raved about the duo. Lopez touted the Aparicio- Fox entry as the greatest keystone combo of all time. 'I have been around a few spectacular second-shortstop machines,' Lopez said, 'but never have I seen any better than Fox and Aparicio.'" - Author Lew H. Freedman in Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing, 08/11/2010, Page 75)
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Autograph on a 1962 Topps Baseball Card (#325 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1962top01' title='1962 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Luis Aparicio Autograph on a 1962 Topps Baseball Card (#325 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel
Nickname:
Little Louie or Luisito or El Grande de Venezuela
Born On:
04-29-1934  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Liceo Baralt Escuela (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
04-17-1956 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-28-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 22 White Sox 152 533 69 142 19 6 3 0 56 34 2 63 14 1 1 9 .266 .311 .341
1957 23 White Sox 143 575 82 148 22 6 3 0 41 52 1 55 9 4 0 7 .257 .317 .332
1958 24 White Sox 145 557 76 148 20 9 2 0 40 35 2 38 8 3 1 8 .266 .309 .345
1959 25 White Sox 152 612 98 157 18 5 6 0 51 53 1 40 11 7 3 11 .257 .316 .332
1960 26 White Sox 153 600 86 166 20 7 2 0 61 43 3 39 20 6 1 12 .277 .323 .343
1961 27 White Sox 156 625 90 170 24 4 6 0 45 38 0 33 4 4 1 12 .272 .313 .352
1962 28 White Sox 153 581 72 140 23 5 7 0 40 32 1 36 4 4 1 11 .241 .280 .334
1963 29 Orioles 146 601 73 150 18 8 5 1 45 36 2 35 6 6 2 10 .250 .291 .331
1964 30 Orioles 146 578 93 154 20 3 10 0 37 49 0 51 7 5 3 13 .266 .324 .363
1965 31 Orioles 144 564 67 127 20 10 8 0 40 46 0 56 14 2 3 11 .225 .286 .339
1966 32 Orioles 151 659 97 182 25 8 6 0 41 33 2 42 12 2 1 10 .276 .311 .366
1967 33 Orioles 134 546 55 127 22 5 4 0 31 29 2 44 6 5 1 8 .233 .270 .313
1968 34 White Sox 155 622 55 164 24 4 4 0 36 33 3 43 5 2 2 10 .264 .302 .334
1969 35 White Sox 156 599 77 168 24 5 5 0 51 66 1 29 10 4 2 14 .280 .352 .362
1970 36 White Sox 146 552 86 173 29 3 5 0 43 53 1 34 5 5 1 11 .313 .372 .404
1971 37 Red Sox 125 491 56 114 23 0 4 1 45 35 0 43 9 4 2 7 .232 .284 .303
1972 38 Red Sox 110 436 47 112 26 3 3 0 39 26 0 28 5 5 2 8 .257 .299 .351
1973 39 Red Sox 132 499 56 135 17 1 0 0 49 43 1 33 12 7 0 12 .271 .324 .309
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 2,599 10,230 1,335 2,677 394 92 83 2 791 736 22 742 161 76 27 184 .262 .311 .343
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 White Sox SS 152 151 3,899 759 5.0 724 250 474 35 91 n/a n/a n/a .954 5.01
1957 White Sox SS 142 139 3,738 715 5.0 695 246 449 20 85 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.02
1958 White Sox SS 145 145 3,798 773 5.3 752 289 463 21 90 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.35
1959 White Sox SS 152 150 4,016 765 5.0 742 282 460 23 87 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.99
1960 White Sox SS 153 152 4,035 874 5.7 856 305 551 18 117 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.73
1961 White Sox SS 156 151 3,993 781 5.0 751 264 487 30 86 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.08
1962 White Sox SS 152 141 3,842 752 4.9 732 280 452 20 102 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.14
1963 Orioles SS 145 145 3,823 690 4.8 678 275 403 12 76 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.79
1964 Orioles SS 145 144 3,815 712 4.9 697 260 437 15 98 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.93
1965 Orioles SS 141 139 3,809 697 4.9 677 238 439 20 87 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.80
1966 Orioles SS 151 151 4,098 761 5.0 744 303 441 17 104 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.90
1967 Orioles SS 131 128 3,440 579 4.4 554 221 333 25 67 n/a n/a n/a .957 4.35
1968 White Sox SS 154 151 4,069 823 5.3 804 269 535 19 92 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.33
1969 White Sox SS 154 153 3,965 831 5.4 811 248 563 20 94 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.52
1970 White Sox SS 146 140 3,588 752 5.2 734 251 483 18 99 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.52
1971 Red Sox SS 121 121 3,171 548 4.5 532 194 338 16 56 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.53
1972 Red Sox SS 109 108 2,807 503 4.6 487 183 304 16 54 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.68
1973 Red Sox SS 132 129 3,314 615 4.7 594 190 404 21 68 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.84
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 2,581 2,538 67,220 12,930 5.0 12,564 4,548 8,016 366 1,553 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.05
18 Years 2,581 2,538 67,220 12,930 5.0 12,564 4,548 8,016 366 1,553 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.05
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 White Sox 21 4 .840 0 1 n/a 177.7 8.5 9.5 - - -
1957 White Sox 28 8 .778 1 1 n/a 191.7 10.5 14.0 - - -
1958 White Sox 29 6 .829 0 0 n/a 278.5 14.7 13.9 - - -
1959 White Sox 56 13 .812 0 1 n/a 102.0 15.3 12.0 - - -
1960 White Sox 51 8 .864 0 0 n/a 300.0 15.4 9.8 - - -
1961 White Sox 53 13 .803 0 0 n/a 104.2 18.9 13.9 - - -
1962 White Sox 31 12 .721 1 4 n/a 83.0 16.1 14.5 - - -
1963 Orioles 40 6 .870 0 1 n/a 120.2 17.2 13.4 - - -
1964 Orioles 57 17 .770 1 0 n/a 57.8 11.3 15.6 - - -
1965 Orioles 26 7 .788 1 4 n/a 70.5 10.1 14.1 - - -
1966 Orioles 25 11 .694 0 0 n/a 109.8 15.7 16.1 - - -
1967 Orioles 18 5 .783 2 1 n/a 136.5 12.4 17.6 - - -
1968 White Sox 17 11 .607 2 1 n/a 155.5 14.5 17.3 - - -
1969 White Sox 24 4 .857 1 2 n/a 119.8 20.7 11.7 - - -
1970 White Sox 8 3 .727 2 0 n/a 110.4 16.2 12.8 - - -
1971 Red Sox 6 4 .600 2 2 n/a 122.8 11.4 10.9 - - -
1972 Red Sox 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 145.3 15.6 11.2 - - -
1973 Red Sox 13 1 .929 0 0 0 0.0 15.1 10.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 506 136 .788 14 18 0 123.3 13.8 12.9 - - -
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Chicago White Sox 11 $6,000.00 - -
1957 Chicago White Sox 11 $12,000.00 - -
1958 Chicago White Sox 11 $18,000.00 Stats -
1959 Chicago White Sox 11 $25,000.00 Stats Stats
1960 Chicago White Sox 11 $18,750.00 Stats -
1961 Chicago White Sox 11 $28,500.00 Stats -
1962 Chicago White Sox 11 $35,000.00 Stats -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 11 $35,000.00 Stats -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 11 $35,000.00 Stats -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 11 $40,000.00 - -
1966 Baltimore Orioles 11 $37,500.00 - Stats
1967 Baltimore Orioles 11 $50,000.00 - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 11 $38,000.00 - -
1969 Chicago White Sox 11 $38,000.00 - -
1970 Chicago White Sox 11 $38,000.00 Stats -
1971 Boston Red Sox 11 $100,000.00 Stats -
1972 Boston Red Sox 11 $100,000.00 Stats -
1973 Boston Red Sox 11 $100,000.00 - -


Did you know that Luis Aparicio was the all-time Major League leader for most games played, assists and double plays by a shortstop and the all-time leader for putouts and total chances by an American League shortstop when he retired in 1973? Aparicio's nine Gold Glove Awards set an American League record for shortstops that was tied by Omar Vizquel in 2001 and Luis himself tied the record of most seasons leading the league in fielding average by shortstops with eight, previously set by Everett Scott and Lou Boudreau .

Little Louie Aparicio was the first Latin American player to win the Rookie of the Year Award , an integral member of the Go-Go White Sox teams of the mid-1950s, who were known for their speed (Aparicio was a 9-time stolen base champion) and strong defense (Aparicio and second bagger Nellie Fox were easily one of the best double play combos in the majors), and part of an Orioles' infield - along with Brooks Robinson and Jerry Adair - that was one of the best defensive infields ever (Aparicio fielded .983, a new record for shortstops in a season).

Luis Aparicio Hall of Fame Plaque
Luis Aparicio | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1984 ( HOF )
The Luis Aparicio Award is given annually to a Venezuelan player in Major League Baseball who is judged to have the best individual performance in that year. The winner of the award is determined by a vote conducted by Venezuelan sports journalists and Spanish-language media around the world. It is named in honor of Luis Aparicio, who was the first (and to date, only) player from Venezuela to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Last-Modified: December 21, 2018 5:04 AM EST

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