MLB: White Sox unretire Aparicio’s No. 11 for Vizquel
CHICAGO — Omar Vizquel will wear the No. 11 of former White Sox shortstop and fellow Venezuelan Luis Aparicio this season.
The White Sox say they have unretired Aparicio’s No. 11 for the 2010 season, with his blessing. Aparicio said Vizquel is the one player he’d like to see don his number.
The 42-year-old Vizquel signed with the White Sox this offseason. He is a three-time AL All-Star and is considered one of best fielding shortstops of all time.
Aparicio was named American League Rookie of the Year as a member of the White Sox in 1956 and the 10-time All-Star played 10 seasons with Chicago. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984, the same year the team retired his uniform number.