Hector Lopez

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Hector Lopez Autograph on a 1966 Topps (#177)
photo credit: lonepine
Age 86
Birthday 8 July, 1929
Birthplace Colon, Panama
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Panamanian
Occupation Baseball
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Héctor Headley López Swainson (born July 9, 1929 (possibly April 8, 1932)) is a former left fielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He is notable as the first black manager at the AAA baseball level, as the third outfielder on the Maris/Mantle Yankees, and as the Kansas City Athletics franchise hitting streak record holder. López was on World Series Championship teams for the Yankees in 1961 and 1962. In various seasons, he finished among the top 10 American League hitters in hits, runs batted in, runs scored, doubles, triples, slugging percentage, sacrifice flies, sacrifice hits, games played, times hit by pitch and at bats. He was also known for his hustle, his clutch hitting and poor fielding.

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