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05/28/2008 6:17 PM ET
Giants, Aparicio to honor Vizquel's all-time games mark for shortstop Friday, May 30
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SAN FRANCISCO-- The San Francisco Giants will hold a pre-game celebration honoring Omar Vizquel as Major League Baseball's all-time games leader for shortstops prior to Friday evening's 7:15 p.m. homestand opener vs. the San Diego Padres, the club announced today.

Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio, the man whom Vizquel passed with his 2,584th game at shortstop in the second game of last Sunday's doubleheader in Florida, will be on hand at AT&T Park Friday evening to pay tribute to his fellow Venezuelan. Only Cooperstown enshrinee Ozzie Smith (13) has won more Gold Gloves at shortstop than Vizquel (11) and Aparicio (nine).

In honor of Sunday's record-breaking performance by number 13, the Giants are offering $13 off selected tickets for the Friday, May 30 game vs. San Diego in honor of Vizquel's uniform number. To take advantage of this special offer, fans should go to sfgiants.com and use the code "OMAR" to get their ticket for Friday's contest. The Giants will also have a postgame fireworks show in honor of Until There's A Cure Night.

In addition to Sunday's new record, Vizquel already owns the big league record for most double plays as a shortstop (1,660), while also owning the highest lifetime fielding percentage (.984) for players with at least 1,000 games as a shortstop.

While being a defensive standout, Vizquel is also a fixture on the shortstop offensive career leaderboard. For players with at least 1,000 games as a shortstop, he ranks seventh for hits (2,609), ninth for runs (1,344), 10th for doubles (419) and 12th for stolen bases (381).
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