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Luis Lopez

Teams: los angeles dodgers, Cleveland indians, hiroshima toyo carp, fukuoka daiei hawks, tohoku rakuten golden eagles

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. 1990 and 1991 and seasons.  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 Fukuoka 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. Baseball runs deep in the family. Lopez’s grandfather Jose Lopez was local sports coach in the family’s hometown of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. His uncles Luis and Wilfredo Lopez, were both patrons of local sports occasions.

Lopez’s career numbers and stats are impressive.  He has six MVPs (Most Valuable Player) awards was elected as an All-Star seven times, has over 2000 hits and over 1000 RBIs.  A minor league hall of famer for sure, Luis Lopez has been playing this game his whole life. He has done it and seen it all.  He played in the majors with both the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos.  Played in the minors for four different MLB organizations.  Luis has played in both Japan and Mexico. His baseball resume is quite extensive, as are his passport stamps. He just plain loves baseball and will continue to do so for as long as he can.