Chico Carrasquel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Chico Carrasquel

baseball player

Date of Birth: 23-Jan-1928

Place of Birth: Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Date of Death: 26-May-2005

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Chico Carrasquel

  • Alfonso Carrasquel Colón, better known as Chico Carrasquel (January 23, 1926 – May 26, 2005), was a Venezuelan professional baseball player.
  • He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop for the Chicago White Sox (1950–1955), Cleveland Indians (1956–1958), Kansas City Athletics (1958) and the Baltimore Orioles (1959).
  • Carrasquel was the first in a long line of Major League shortstops from Venezuela including, Luis Aparicio, Dave Concepción, Ozzie Guillén and Omar Vizquel among others.
  • He was notable for his excellent defensive abilities and for being the first Latin American in MLB history to start in an All-Star Game.

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