Chico Carrasquel Stats

Chico Carrasquel was born on Monday, January 23, 1928, in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. Carrasquel was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1950, 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 Chico Carrasquel baseball stats page.

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" Chico Carrasquel : Some used to criticize Chico for not speaking English. His response to that was, "I let my glove do the talking." Known as the "Father of Venezuelan shortstops" in his South American homeland, he led the way for such shortsop luminaries as Luis Aparicio , Dave Concepcion , Ozzie Guillen and Omar Vizquel ." - Author Rich Marazzi in Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguer (McFarland Publishing, 11/30/2009, Page 58)

Chico Carrasquel

Chico 'El Gato' Carrasquel Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#67 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1957top01' title='1957 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Chico 'El Gato' Carrasquel Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#67 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Alfonso Carrasquel Colón
Nickname:
Chico or El Gato (The Cat)
Born On:
01-23-1928  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-26-2005 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-18-1950 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-23-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Chico Carrasquel Pitching Stats

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Chico Carrasquel Hitting Stats

1950 22 White Sox 141 524 72 148 21 5 4 0 46 66 1 46 8 0 5 16 .282 .368 .365
1951 23 White Sox 147 538 41 142 22 4 2 0 58 46 3 39 8 0 3 13 .264 .325 .331
1952 24 White Sox 100 359 36 89 7 4 1 0 42 33 1 27 3 0 2 5 .248 .315 .298
1953 25 White Sox 149 552 72 154 30 4 2 1 47 38 7 47 10 1 4 15 .279 .329 .359
1954 26 White Sox 155 620 106 158 28 3 12 0 62 85 0 67 6 2 5 9 .255 .348 .368
1955 27 White Sox 145 523 83 134 11 2 11 0 52 61 0 59 4 6 4 10 .256 .335 .348
1956 28 Indians 141 474 60 115 15 1 7 1 48 52 0 61 9 3 6 9 .243 .323 .323
1957 29 Indians 125 392 37 108 14 1 8 2 57 41 2 53 7 6 8 15 .276 .351 .378
1958 30 Indians 49 156 14 40 6 0 2 0 21 14 1 12 3 0 0 4 .256 .318 .333
1958 30 Athletics 59 160 19 34 5 1 2 0 13 21 0 15 1 0 0 3 .213 .304 .294
1959 31 Orioles 114 346 28 77 13 0 4 0 28 34 1 41 8 2 1 10 .223 .292 .295
10 Years 1,325 4,644 568 1,199 172 25 55 4 474 491 16 467 67 20 38 109 .258 .333 .342

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Chico Carrasquel Fielding Stats

1950 White Sox SS 141 141 3,655 720 5.1 692 234 458 28 113 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.11
1951 White Sox SS 147 144 3,829 797 5.4 777 300 477 20 107 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.48
1952 White Sox SS 99 97 2,573 440 4.4 424 176 248 16 50 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.45
1953 White Sox SS 149 148 3,917 758 5.1 740 278 462 18 87 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.10
1954 White Sox SS 155 155 4,128 792 5.1 772 280 492 20 102 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.05
1955 White Sox SS 144 135 3,604 664 4.6 646 222 424 18 81 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.84
1956 Indians 3B 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1956 Indians SS 141 135 3,519 612 4.3 592 240 352 20 70 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.54
1957 Indians SS 122 117 3,081 593 4.9 569 212 357 24 75 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.99
1958 Indians 3B 14 14 324 30 2.1 30 13 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1958 Indians SS 32 26 742 116 3.6 108 41 67 8 16 n/a n/a n/a .931 3.93
1958 Athletics 3B 30 25 681 83 2.8 81 29 52 2 10 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.21
1958 Athletics SS 24 14 438 71 3.0 69 24 45 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.25
1959 Orioles 1B 1 0 9 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 9.00
1959 Orioles 2B 22 15 372 63 2.9 62 29 33 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.50
1959 Orioles 3B 2 0 9 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1959 Orioles SS 89 80 2,074 372 4.2 361 124 237 11 63 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.70
SS Totals 1,243 1,192 31,560 5,935 4.8 5,750 2,131 3,619 185 770 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.92
3B Totals 47 39 1,020 117 2.5 115 43 72 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.04
2B Totals 22 15 372 63 2.9 62 29 33 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.50
1B Totals 1 0 9 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 9.00
10 Years 1,313 1,246 32,961 6,119 4.7 5,930 2,206 3,724 189 786 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.86

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Chico Carrasquel Miscellaneous Stats

1950 White Sox 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 131.0 11.4 11.4 - - -
1951 White Sox 14 4 .778 0 0 n/a 269.0 13.8 9.3 - - -
1952 White Sox 2 2 .500 1 0 n/a 359.0 13.3 8.5 - - -
1953 White Sox 5 3 .625 0 0 n/a 276.0 11.7 11.7 - - -
1954 White Sox 7 6 .538 0 0 n/a 51.7 9.3 10.0 - - -
1955 White Sox 1 1 .500 4 0 n/a 47.5 8.9 10.1 - - -
1956 Indians 0 4 .000 0 0 n/a 67.7 7.8 9.9 - - -
1957 Indians 0 2 .000 3 0 n/a 49.0 7.4 6.9 - - -
1958 Indians 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 78.0 13.0 7.4 - - -
1958 Athletics 0 1 .000 10 2 n/a 80.0 10.7 12.3 - - -
1959 Orioles 2 3 .400 7 1 n/a 86.5 8.4 12.4 - - -
10 Years 31 28 .525 30 3 n/a 84.4 9.9 9.8 - - -

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Alfonso Carrasquel was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox (1950–1955), Cleveland Indians (1956–1958), Kansas City Athletics (1958) and Baltimore Orioles (1959). Chico, as he was commonly known, was the third major leaguer from Venezuela , joining his uncle, Alex Carrasquel (1939) and Chucho Ramos (1944). Carrasquel started as as the son of beer salesmen, became an incredibly smooth fielding shortstop, a four-time All-Star, and passed away so much more than that...

Former White Sox shortstop Chico Carrasquel passes away

CHICAGO - Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel, a beloved member of the Chicago White Sox family for nearly six decades, died today at his home in Caracas, Venezuela , at age 77. Carrasquel reportedly died of a heart attack caused by complications from a long battle with diabetes.

"Venezuela lost one of its heroes today," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen , the first native of Venezuela to manage a major-league club in his second season with the Sox. "As the first great Venezuelan shortstop, Chico helped put our country on the baseball map. I am honored and proud to have known him as a friend and will miss seeing him in my office each day at the ballpark. He was such a great friend, person and role model for young players."

The first in a line of legendary Venezuelan shortstops to play on the South Side, Carrasquel's place in the baseball record books and the hearts of Venezuelans is secure, and he will be remembered for being an All-Star on the field and a great man in the community. He was succeeded at shortstop for the White Sox by a fellow Venezuelan , Hall-of-Famer Luis Aparicio .

"I was saddened to hear of the passing of Chico Carrasquel," Aparicio said today from his home in Venezuela. "Chico was my hero and mentor. He took me under his wing, and I'm grateful to him for making me the ballplayer that I turned out to be."

Carrasquel made his major-league debut on April 19, 1950, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a 24-game hitting streak during his rookie season, which remains the fifth-longest streak in club history. A member of the early Go-Go White Sox teams from 1950-55, he led the American League in fielding in 1951, '53 and '54 and was recognized as the first Latin American native to earn an All-Star berth (1951).

He played for four teams during his career, retiring with 1,199 hits, nearly 500 walks and 474 RBI in 10 major-league seasons with four All-Star appearances.

Beginning in 1990, Carrasquel spent seven years as a color commentator for Spanish-language broadcasts of White Sox games. Carrasquel was a familiar face among White Sox fans, working as a longtime member of the club's community relations staff and a beloved member of the Chicago White Sox family. He was known for his gentle nature, his pride in his home country and his life-long love of baseball.

On U.S. Cellular Field's Opening Day in 2004 - Guillen's first as manager of the White Sox - Carrasquel joined Guillen, Aparicio and Guillen's boyhood hero, Dave Concepcion , in an historic gathering of great Venezuelan shortstops.

Source: Major League Baseball Press Release. © 2005 MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

Did you know that Chico Carrasquel was the first Latin player selected to start in an All-Star Game ? In 1951 , Chico beat future Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto in fan balloting and started the 1951 Midsummer Classic at shortstop. Two additional Hispanic players made the roster that year, outfielder Minnie Minoso and pitcher Connie Marrero , both from Cuba , but neither were given an opportunity to play during the All-Star contest.

Did you know that Chico Carrasquel, nine days after the All-Star Game, ended a streak of errorless chances accepted by a shortstop, breaking a Rizzuto fielding record? A newspaper clipping appears below, but it does not mention who broke Chico's record, eighteen years later - do you know who it was? [ Answer ]

Chico Carrasquel Fielding Record
Chico Carrasquel Fielding Record | The Gazette and Daily | July 19, 1951 | Page 24

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