Vizquel matches idol Aparicio on hits list
Omar Vizquel has equaled his boyhood idol.
The Chicago White Sox infielder tied Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio
for the second-most hits by a shortstop Monday night. Vizquel’s
single in the fifth inning against the Indians was his 2,674th
career hit, matching Aparicio, who allowed his No. 11 to be
unretired this season by the White Sox so Vizquel, a fellow
Venezuelan, could wear it.
Vizquel received a nice ovation from the Cleveland crowd. He was
wildly popular during 11 seasons with the Indians.
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees entered Monday with 2,782
hits, the most among shortstops.