Luis Aponte

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Luis Aponte
Born: (1953-06-14) June 14, 1953 (age 65)
El Tigre, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1980, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 6, 1984, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win-loss record9-6
Earned run average3.27
Career highlights and awards

Luis Eduardo Aponte Yuripe (born June 14, 1953) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball player. He played as a right-handed middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. In his career, Aponte compiled a 9–6 record with 113 strikeouts, seven saves, and a 3.27 ERA in 220 innings.

Aponte was signed by Boston as an amateur free agent in 1973. He had his most effective season in 1982, earning three saves in 40 appearances with a 3.18 ERA. He pitched four innings in the longest professional baseball game.


  • This successful Venezuelan reliever retired for three years after four years in the Red Sox system. Playing in the Inter-American League in 1979, he developed an amazing fork ball and was re-signed by the Red Sox. - Ed Walton, at Baseball Library.

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