Luis Aparicio spent 18 years in the bigs, with the White Sox, Orioles and Red Sox. He was best known for his defensive abilities - he won a then-record 9 Gold Gloves in the late '50s and 1960s, and one in 1970 - and still holds the shortstop record for most games (2,581), and the American League marks for assists (8,016), chances (12,564), putouts (4,548) and double plays (1,553). He led the league 8 times in fielding percentage, 7 times in assists and 4 times in putouts.
Aparicio teamed for much of his career with Nellie Fox, forming one of the most adept keystone combinations in history. Named Rookie of the Year in 1956, Aparicio lead the league in stolen bases for the first of 9 straight years. He was sent to Baltimore when the White Sox cleaned house in 1963, but returned in 1968.
His son is named Nelson, after longtime sidekick Nellie Fox.
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