Red Sox Hat

Nov. 21, 1967

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Luis Aparicio looked into his future, prompted by a report that he was leaning toward retiring at age 33, and pointedly shot that down.

“I think I can play three more seasons in the Majors,” Aparicio said.

He actually played through the ensuing six seasons, three with the White Sox and three for the Red Sox, retiring after the 1973 season.

Of course, in Boston he is also remembered for stumbling over third base, then joining Carl Yastrzemski there to kill a Red Sox rally in the game that clinched the AL East for the Tigers.

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