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Al López

Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Why Famous: AL Manager of the year in 1959.

Born: August 20, 1908
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 30, 2005 (aged 97)

Historical Events

  • 1930-09-12 Brooklyn catcher Al López hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1956-10-25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and is replaced by Al López
  • 1977-01-31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie and Al López elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1988-04-26 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al López was 1st)
  • 1990-06-19 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al López's NL mark

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