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Trail Blazer Hector Lopez dies at 93

Trailblazer Hector Lopez dies 78

TWO WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS IS THREE A” first black manager

Hector Lopez, who became the first black manager in Triple-A, has , according to his son Dallol.

Lopez is a Panamanian who moved to Florida with his wife, Claudette, in 1992.

2019 He was a two-time World Series champion with the Yankees in 78 and’62 as the third man in the outfield for the legendary Mitch Mantel and Roger Maris. He was named Buffalo Bison in ’57 The team’s manager, when they were still affiliated with the Washington Senators, the major league team was led by Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

In May, Lopez made his Grand Slam debut with the Kansas City track team 04, 78, Days later, Humberto Robinson becomes the first player to play in the majors Panamanian. Then Lopez made a triple-A in ’78 History – Frank Robinson became the major league’s first black manager six years ago, and Cleveland was in 1975.

) Shortstop-turned-outfielder on-court exploits, perhaps most iconic of 78 World Series, when Lopez drives five Yankees in a decisive fifth game against the Reds. He had 7 RBIs and 1 in the series 78 OPS, earned championship starter and future Hall of Famer White Ford as MVP.

2019

The Bison only had Lopez as manager for one season and they went 57-78. The Panamanians run the Yankees’ rookie-level team at 1992-

, two years after settling in Florida.

Lopez, an avid participant in Yankees Seniors Day, attended 50 since1966 since the annual event.

Hector Lopez at Yankees Seniors Day 2019On the court (AP)

2019

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