The team of Chicago White Sox throughout their history they have gotten along wonderfully with Venezuelans and this is because references from this country have worn that uniform in the Big leagues. The shortstop position of this organization has been championed by players from this country who have had a significant impact.
Three generations of Venezuelan shortstops had the luxury of putting on that uniform and attending MLB All-Star Games several times, being without a doubt a sign that referents of this position are born in that land.
Alfonso “Chico” CarrasquelLuis Aparicio and Oswaldo “Ozzie” GuillenThese three Venezuelans are synonymous with history in this Chicago organization, since the three of them, in their generations, defended the shortstop of the “whiteleg” team and represented him in the “Mid-Season Classic.”
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This legend went to the All-Star Game in 1951, 1953, 1954 and 1955. For life with the White Sox he hit .265, with 825 hits, 307 RBIs and 410 runs scored.
The so far only Venezuelan Hall of Fame he participated in six All-Star Games with Chicago. In his 10 years with this team, he had 1,576 hits, 223 doubles, 43 home runs, stole 318 bases and his average was .269.
Guillén participated in the 1988, 1990 and 1991 All-Star Game for the White Sox. During his 13 seasons with this team, he had 1608 hits, 24 home runs, drove in 565 runs and scored 693. In 1985 he won Rookie of the Year and in 2005, as manager he won the World Series championship.
Other Venezuelan shortstops in Chicago
Other brilliant shortstop defenders born in Venezuela came through the Chicago team, such as Omar Vizquel and Elvis Andrus.
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MLB: The Creoles who were All-Star in the White Sox shortstop (+historical photo)