Al Lopez

Alfonso Ramon Lopez
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1977
Primary team: Chicago White Sox
Primary position: Manager

A solid major league catcher whose record of 1,918 games caught stood for more than 40 years, Al Lopez later found great success as manager of the Indians and White Sox. From 1951 to 1959, his teams - always known as overachievers - won two pennants and finished second to the Yankees the other seven years. His 1954 Indians won 111 games, an American League record that lasted 44 years, and in 1959 he led the Go-Go White Sox to their first pennant since 1919.

"Probably the finest manager I ever played for, baseball-wise, running a ball club and just being the gentleman that he is. He wasn't all that easy, he was the manager and no on ran all over him. "
Hal Newhouser

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1977
Primary Team: Chicago White Sox
Position Played: Manager
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: Tampa, Florida
Birth year: 1908
Died: 2005, Tampa, Florida
Boston Braves (1936-1940)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-1946)
Cleveland Indians (1947)
Managed:
Cleveland Indians (1951-1956)
Chicago White Sox (1957-1965)
Chicago White Sox (1968-1969)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
2425
WinsW
1410
LossesL
1004
Winning %Winning %
.584