Mendy López

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Mendy López
Born: (1973-10-15) October 15, 1973 (age 45)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 1998, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 2004, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average.242
Home runs6
Runs batted in40

Mendy López Aude (born October 15, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former baseball utility player.


López was signed as an amateur free agent by the Kansas City Royals on February 26, 1992. He is often referred to as a "journeyman", a title bestowed upon those in the sports world who play on several different teams within a short amount of time. Lopez has played for four Major League Baseball teams over the span of his 7-year career: the Kansas City Royals (1998-1999, 2003-2004), the Florida Marlins (2000), the Houston Astros (2001), and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2001-2002).

On July 9, 2004, the Kansas City Royals sold his contract to the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.

In 2007, López played for the Sultanes Monterrey of the Mexican League. He hit .304 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI. In 2008, he again played for Monterrey batting .321 with 22 home runs and 97 RBI. He was named to the midseason All-Star team in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He played for Águilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Winter League in 2008.

Claim to fame[edit]

López is probably best known for his dramatic pinch-hit, three-run, game-tying home run against Chicago White Sox pitcher Dámaso Marte with 1 out in the bottom of the ninth inning during the Kansas City Royals' first game of the 2004 MLB season. The Royals went on to win the game 9–7.