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Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
Birth NameLuis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel
Nickname Little Louie
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Luis Aparicio was born on April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Venezuela as Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel. He has been married to Sonia Llorente since October 1, 1956. They have five children.

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Sonia Llorente (1 October 1956 - present) (5 children)

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Played shortstop for the American League's Chicago White Sox (1956-1962 & 1968-1970), Baltimore Orioles (1963-1967), and Boston Red Sox (1971-1973).
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1984.
As of the beginning of the 2004 season, held the following records: most consecutive seasons leading Americal League in fielding percentage for shortstops (1959-1966); most major league games played at shortstop (2583); most fielding chances accepted (putouts + assists), lifetime, for an American League shortstop (12,564); most putouts, lifetime, American League (4,548); most assists, lifetime, American League (8,016).
Led American League in stolen bases 9 consecutive seasons (1956-1964).
Made major league debut on 17 April 1956.
Holds Baltimore Orioles single season record for Stolen Bases (57 in 1964).
Inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1982.

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