Hector Lopez Stats

Hector Lopez was born on Monday, July 8, 1929, in Colon, Colon, Panama. Lopez was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 12, 1955, with the Kansas City Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hector Lopez baseball stats page.

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"Yogi (Berra) had the fastest bat I ever saw. He could hit a ball late - that was already past him - and take it out of the park." - Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez

Hector 'The Panama Clipper' Lopez Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#177 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1966top01' title='1966 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Hector 'The Panama Clipper' Lopez Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#177 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Héctor Headley López Swainson
Nickname:
Hec - The Panama Clipper
Born On:
07-08-1929  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Colon, Colon, Panama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
05-12-1955 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-30-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable

Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez Pitching Stats

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Hector Lopez Hitting Stats

1955 26 Athletics 128 483 50 140 15 2 15 0 68 33 1 58 4 4 3 15 .290 .337 .422
1956 27 Athletics 151 561 91 153 27 3 18 0 69 63 3 73 8 4 3 13 .273 .347 .428
1957 28 Athletics 121 391 51 115 19 4 11 0 35 41 5 66 4 5 0 8 .294 .357 .448
1958 29 Athletics 151 564 84 147 28 4 17 0 73 49 2 61 7 9 2 23 .261 .317 .415
1959 30 Athletics 35 135 22 38 10 3 6 0 24 8 0 23 1 1 1 1 .281 .324 .533
1959 30 Yankees 112 406 60 115 16 2 16 0 69 28 1 54 3 4 6 9 .283 .336 .451
1960 31 Yankees 131 408 66 116 14 6 9 0 42 46 0 64 9 2 4 7 .284 .361 .414
1961 32 Yankees 93 243 27 54 7 2 3 0 22 24 1 38 2 3 1 8 .222 .292 .305
1962 33 Yankees 106 335 45 92 19 1 6 0 48 33 2 53 2 2 0 17 .275 .338 .391
1963 34 Yankees 130 433 54 108 13 4 14 0 52 35 5 71 2 3 0 12 .249 .304 .395
1964 35 Yankees 127 285 34 74 9 3 10 0 34 24 2 54 1 2 1 8 .260 .317 .418
1965 36 Yankees 111 283 25 74 12 2 7 0 39 26 2 61 3 4 1 11 .261 .322 .392
1966 37 Yankees 54 117 14 25 4 1 4 0 16 8 0 20 2 1 1 4 .214 .268 .368
12 Years 1,450 4,644 623 1,251 193 37 136 0 591 418 24 696 48 44 23 136 .269 .330 .415

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Hector Lopez Fielding Stats

1955 Athletics 2B 36 35 897 197 5.5 191 93 98 6 32 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.75
1955 Athletics 3B 93 90 2,412 360 3.9 337 104 233 23 26 n/a n/a n/a .936 3.77
1956 Athletics 2B 8 8 198 38 4.8 36 18 18 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .947 4.91
1956 Athletics 3B 121 114 3,102 432 3.6 406 152 254 26 23 n/a n/a n/a .940 3.53
1956 Athletics CF 20 20 519 49 2.5 47 44 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.45
1956 Athletics SS 4 2 45 11 2.8 11 4 7 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.60
1957 Athletics 2B 4 1 48 7 1.8 7 5 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.94
1957 Athletics 3B 111 97 2,631 367 3.3 344 117 227 23 20 n/a n/a n/a .937 3.53
1957 Athletics LF 2 2 51 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1957 Athletics RF 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1958 Athletics 2B 96 88 2,421 547 5.7 533 251 282 14 78 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.94
1958 Athletics 3B 55 56 1,455 158 2.9 151 56 95 7 8 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.80
1958 Athletics LF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1958 Athletics SS 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Athletics 2B 33 33 852 163 4.9 152 81 71 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .933 4.82
1959 Yankees 3B 76 73 1,857 230 3.0 213 66 147 17 15 n/a n/a n/a .926 3.10
1959 Yankees LF 35 35 873 65 1.9 62 61 1 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.92
1960 Yankees 2B 5 0 39 6 1.2 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
1960 Yankees 3B 1 0 3 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1960 Yankees LF 91 86 2,085 182 2.0 178 173 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.31
1960 Yankees RF 19 12 396 27 1.4 26 24 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.77
1961 Yankees LF 65 54 1,488 118 1.8 115 109 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.09
1961 Yankees RF 9 4 168 14 1.6 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1962 Yankees 2B 1 0 15 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1962 Yankees 3B 1 0 15 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1962 Yankees LF 64 63 1,686 146 2.3 144 141 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.31
1962 Yankees RF 21 15 459 31 1.5 30 30 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.76
1963 Yankees 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1963 Yankees LF 100 92 2,541 179 1.8 172 167 5 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.83
1963 Yankees RF 25 19 558 30 1.2 28 27 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.35
1964 Yankees 3B 1 1 39 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1964 Yankees CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Yankees LF 80 39 1,326 97 1.2 94 93 1 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.91
1964 Yankees RF 31 21 585 39 1.3 38 38 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.75
1965 Yankees 1B 2 2 27 7 3.5 6 6 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 6.00
1965 Yankees LF 20 19 432 24 1.2 24 23 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1965 Yankees RF 55 52 1,272 79 1.4 73 71 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .924 1.55
1966 Yankees LF 13 12 348 26 2.0 23 23 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .885 1.78
1966 Yankees RF 17 14 339 19 1.1 19 18 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.51
LF Totals 471 403 10,854 842 1.8 817 795 22 25 5 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.03
3B Totals 459 431 11,514 1,553 3.4 1,455 496 959 98 92 n/a n/a n/a .937 3.41
2B Totals 184 165 4,473 961 5.2 928 455 473 33 133 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.60
RF Totals 178 138 3,804 239 1.3 228 222 6 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.62
CF Totals 21 20 522 49 2.3 47 44 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.43
SS Totals 5 2 48 11 2.2 11 4 7 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.19
1B Totals 2 2 27 7 3.5 6 6 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 6.00
12 Years 1,320 1,161 31,242 3,662 2.8 3,492 2,022 1,470 170 234 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.02

Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez Miscellaneous Stats

1955 Athletics 1 4 .200 2 1 n/a 32.2 8.3 7.1 - - -
1956 Athletics 4 5 .444 5 1 n/a 31.2 7.7 8.1 - - -
1957 Athletics 1 6 .143 10 1 n/a 35.5 5.9 11.2 - - -
1958 Athletics 2 2 .500 5 0 n/a 33.2 9.2 7.7 - - -
1959 Athletics 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 22.5 5.9 5.6 - - -
1959 Yankees 3 1 .750 4 0 n/a 25.4 7.5 5.9 - - -
1960 Yankees 1 1 .500 29 0 n/a 45.3 6.4 9.7 - - -
1961 Yankees 1 0 1.000 22 3 n/a 81.0 6.4 11.0 - - -
1962 Yankees 0 1 .000 24 0 n/a 55.8 6.3 7.0 - - -
1963 Yankees 1 2 .333 10 1 n/a 30.9 6.1 8.3 - - -
1964 Yankees 1 1 .500 26 6 n/a 28.5 5.3 8.4 - - -
1965 Yankees 0 0 .000 36 0 n/a 40.4 4.6 7.3 - - -
1966 Yankees 0 0 .000 25 3 n/a 29.3 5.9 7.3 - - -
12 Years 16 23 .410 200 16 n/a 34.1 6.7 7.9 - - -

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Hector Lopez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1955 Kansas City Athletics 1 , 10 Undetermined - -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1958 Kansas City Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1959 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - -
1960 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - Stats
1961 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - Stats
1962 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - Stats
1963 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - Stats
1964 New York Yankees 11 $30,000.00 - Stats
1965 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Yankees 11 Undetermined - -
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On April 20, 1955 , Humberto Robinson stepped onto Wrigley Field , with the Milwaukee Braves , and became the first Panamanian -born Major League player. Two weeks later ( May 12, 1955 ), Hector Lopez, made his debut, at Fenway Park , with the Kansas City Athletics , and became the first Panamanian -born player in American League.

On June 26, 1955 , Hector Lopez hit a home run in the fifth inning, at Memorial Stadium, off Baltimore Orioles righty Don Johnson , making him the player from Panama to hit a Major League home run.

The Athletics franchise, after moving from Philadelphia , relocated to Kansas City Athletics in 1955, and Hector Lopez, on June 26, 1958 , became the first A's player - in a KANSAS CITY Athletics uniform - to hit three home runs in a game.

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