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Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio skips All-Star tribute because of unrest in Venezuela

Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio skips All-Star tribute because of unrest in Venezuela

Former White Sox Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio declined an invitation to participate in Tuesday’s All-Star tribute to Latino greats because of the political unrest in his native Venezuela.

Aparicio, 83, sent out a tweet in Spanish that translates to: “Thanks MLB for the honor at the All-Star Game but I can’t celebrate when young people of my country are dying for their freedom.”

An economic and political crisis in Venezuela has led to mass protests in the streets and resulted in over 75 deaths, according to reports.

Aparicio, 13-time All-Star and one of the best shortstops of his era, played 18 years in the majors, including 10 with the...

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