The South American nation of Venezuela has produced three Chicago White Sox star shortstops: Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio, and Ozzie Guillen. In 2004, Guillen became the first Venezuelan to manage in the major leagues when he was hired by the White Sox, and the following season he became the first Latino manager to win the World Series.
- Milton H. Jamail: Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom: Andrés Reiner and Scouting on the New Frontier, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2008.
- Jamie Ross: "How conflict back home is uniting Venezuelan baseball players", The Globe and Mail, July 11, 2017, pp. S1-S2.