Luis Lopez (catcher)

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Luis Lopez
Catcher/First Baseman
Born: (1964-09-01) September 1, 1964 (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1990 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1991 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
AVG .205
HR 0
RBI 7
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Central League Best Nine, 1996 and 1997
  • Led Central League in RBI x2 (1996, 1997)
  • Led Central League in hits, 1997
  • Led Central League in total bases, 1997

Luis Antonio Lopez (born 1 September 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played in 41 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians during the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Born on September 1, 1964 in Brooklyn, son of Puerto Rican born Victor Antonio Lopez Hernandez (1933-) and his wife Providencia Pagan. His father owned a store in Brooklyn. His uncle Luis D. Lopez Hernandez, always loved baseball just like him. Also his grandpa Jose D. Lopez.

Lopez's greater success came in Japan, where he played for six seasons between 1996 and 2002. He spent five seasons with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and played for the Daiei Hawks in 1998. He was twice selected to the Japanese post-season all-star team, the Best Nine, for the Central League in 1996 and 1997. Overall, he batted .303 with 129 home runs over his Japanese career.

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