Héctor López

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Héctor Headley López Swainson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 182 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hector Lopez played twelve seasons in the majors, all with the Kansas City Athletics and the New York Yankees. He was one of the first Panamanians to come to the major leagues. He appeared in the World Series each year from 1960 to 1964.

Hector spent 1951 to 1955 in the minors before coming to the majors with the Athletics in 1955, and after his major league days he played in the minors again in 1967 and 1968.

Lopez had 136 lifetime major league home runs, and led the American League in sacrifice flies in 1958.

He and Roger Maris were teammates at Kansas City, and Hector was acquired by the Yankees in May of 1959 while Maris came to the Yanks in December of that same year.

He managed three times in the minors, in 1969 and 1994-1995. López managed Panama in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He had played for Panama in the 1948 Amateur World Series.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1969 Buffalo Bisons International League 58-78 7th Washington Senators
1994 GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League 26-32 8th New York Yankees
1995 GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League 32-26 8th (t) New York Yankees

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