6-time Gold Glove award winning third baseman and 2-time All-Star who played 16 years in the MLB, most notably for the Chicago White Sox. In 2012, he became manager of the White Sox.
He led the nation in home runs, RBIs and total bases in his freshman year at Oklahoma State University.
He was member of the United States baseball team that won a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.
He had four children with his wife Stephanie.
Hall of Fame hurler Nolan Ryan once beaned him and Ventura responded by challenging Nolan to a fight.