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.