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Al López

Alfonso Ramon Lopez

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: August 20, 1908 in Tampa, FL
High School: Jesuit HS (Tampa, FL) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1928 (Age 20.038)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Dodgers/Bees/Robins/Indians 1928-1947

Final Game: September 16, 1947 (Age 39.027)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1977.
   View Al López Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: October 30, 2005 in Tampa, FL
Buried: Garden Of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 20, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #908. Germany Smith… #909. Casey Blake… #910. Omar Infante… #911. AL LOPEZ… #912. Frank Bolling… #913. Pete O'Brien… #914. John Briggs… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1928 19 BRO NL 3 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1930 21 BRO NL 128 466 421 60 130 20 4 6 57 3 33 35 .309 .362 .418 .780 88 176 2 10 *2
1931 22 BRO NL 111 391 360 38 97 13 4 0 40 1 28 33 .269 .324 .328 .652 76 118 1 3 *2
1932 23 BRO NL 126 444 404 44 111 18 6 1 43 3 34 35 .275 .331 .356 .687 86 144 0 6 *2
1933 24 BRO NL 126 403 372 39 112 11 4 3 41 10 21 39 .301 .338 .376 .715 108 140 9 0 10 *2/4 MVP-10
1934 ★ 25 BRO NL 140 504 439 58 120 23 2 7 54 2 49 44 .273 .349 .383 .732 100 168 15 2 14 *2/45 AS,MVP-23
1935 26 BRO NL 128 425 379 50 95 12 4 3 39 2 35 36 .251 .316 .327 .643 74 124 8 1 10 *2
1936 27 BSN NL 128 470 426 46 103 12 5 7 50 1 41 41 .242 .311 .343 .654 81 146 15 2 1 *2/3 MVP-14
1937 28 BSN NL 105 377 334 31 68 11 1 3 38 3 35 57 .204 .281 .269 .551 57 90 15 1 8 2
1938 29 BSN NL 71 256 236 19 63 6 1 1 14 5 11 24 .267 .305 .314 .619 78 74 9 2 7 2 MVP-21
1939 30 BSN NL 131 464 412 32 104 22 1 8 49 1 40 45 .252 .319 .369 .688 91 152 10 0 11 *2
1940 31 TOT NL 95 317 293 35 80 9 3 3 41 6 19 21 .273 .317 .355 .672 88 104 11 0 5 2 MVP-23
1940 31 BSN NL 36 126 119 20 35 3 1 2 17 1 6 8 .294 .328 .387 .715 102 46 3 0 1 2
1940 31 PIT NL 59 191 174 15 45 6 2 1 24 5 13 13 .259 .310 .333 .643 78 58 8 0 4 2
1941 ★ 32 PIT NL 114 354 317 33 84 9 1 5 43 0 31 23 .265 .330 .347 .677 91 110 10 0 6 *2 AS,MVP-24
1942 33 PIT NL 103 332 289 17 74 8 2 1 26 0 34 17 .256 .338 .308 .646 87 89 10 2 6 2
1943 34 PIT NL 118 428 372 40 98 9 4 1 39 2 44 25 .263 .341 .317 .659 88 118 6 0 12 *2/5
1944 35 PIT NL 115 371 331 27 76 12 1 1 34 4 34 24 .230 .303 .281 .584 62 93 7 1 5 *2
1945 36 PIT NL 91 280 243 22 53 8 0 0 18 1 35 12 .218 .317 .251 .568 56 61 5 0 2 2 MVP-29
1946 37 PIT NL 56 178 150 13 46 2 0 1 12 1 23 14 .307 .399 .340 .739 108 51 6 0 4 2
1947 38 CLE AL 61 135 126 9 33 1 0 0 14 1 1 9 13 .262 .311 .270 .581 64 34 1 0 1 2
19 Yrs 1950 6607 5916 613 1547 206 43 51 652 46 1 556 538 .261 .326 .337 .663 83 1992 137 14 121
162 Game Avg. 162 549 491 51 129 17 4 4 54 4 46 45 .261 .326 .337 .663 83 165 1 10
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
PIT (7 yrs) 656 2134 1876 167 476 54 10 10 196 13 214 128 .254 .331 .309 .640 80 580 52 3 39
BRO (7 yrs) 762 2645 2387 289 665 97 24 20 274 21 200 222 .279 .336 .364 .700 88 870 32 6 53
BSN (5 yrs) 471 1693 1527 148 373 54 9 21 168 11 133 175 .244 .307 .333 .640 80 508 52 5 28
CLE (1 yr) 61 135 126 9 33 1 0 0 14 1 1 9 13 .262 .311 .270 .581 64 34 1 0 1
NL (18 yrs) 1889 6472 5790 604 1514 205 43 51 638 45 547 525 .261 .327 .338 .665 83 1958 136 14 120
AL (1 yr) 61 135 126 9 33 1 0 0 14 1 1 9 13 .262 .311 .270 .581 64 34 1 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1928 19 BRO NL 3 12 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .385 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /2
1930 21 BRO NL 128 466 -7 -0 0 2 4 -2 -0.2 14 13 1.3 .499 .499 1.1 0.5 11 *2
1931 22 BRO NL 111 391 -11 0 0 -2 3 -10 -1.1 12 2 0.2 .491 .494 0.4 0.1 4 *2
1932 23 BRO NL 126 444 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.4 14 11 1.1 .498 .498 1.1 0.4 11 $7,000 *2
1933 24 BRO NL 126 403 3 -0 0 3 3 10 1.0 12 22 2.4 .509 .507 2.1 0.7 19 *2/4 MVP-10
1934 ★ 25 BRO NL 140 504 2 0 0 -2 4 4 0.4 16 20 2.0 .503 .503 2.2 0.2 22 $12,000 *2/45 AS,MVP-23
1935 26 BRO NL 128 425 -12 -0 0 1 4 -8 -0.8 13 5 0.6 .494 .495 0.4 0.5 4 *2
1936 27 BSN NL 128 470 -10 0 0 1 4 -4 -0.5 15 11 1.1 .497 .497 1.0 0.5 10 *2/3 MVP-14
1937 28 BSN NL 105 377 -18 -0 0 1 3 -14 -1.5 12 -2 -0.2 .486 .491 -0.3 0.4 -3 $10,000 2
1938 29 BSN NL 71 256 -6 -0 0 1 2 -3 -0.4 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.4 0.3 4 2 MVP-21
1939 30 BSN NL 131 464 -5 0 0 2 4 2 0.1 15 17 1.7 .501 .501 1.5 0.6 15 *2
1940 31 BSN NL 36 126 1 -0 0 1 1 2 0.2 4 7 0.7 .507 .502 0.6 0.2 6 2 MVP-23
1940 31 PIT NL 59 191 -5 -0 0 2 2 -1 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.3 0.4 3 2 MVP-23
1941 ★ 32 PIT NL 114 354 -3 0 0 1 3 1 0.1 12 14 1.4 .501 .501 1.3 0.4 12 *2 AS,MVP-24
1942 33 PIT NL 103 332 -3 0 0 4 3 4 0.4 11 14 1.5 .504 .503 1.1 0.7 10 2
1943 34 PIT NL 118 428 -5 -0 0 3 4 2 0.2 14 15 1.6 .502 .501 1.2 0.8 12 *2/5
1944 35 PIT NL 115 371 -15 -0 0 -1 3 -14 -1.5 12 -2 -0.3 .487 .491 -0.2 0.2 -1 *2
1945 36 PIT NL 91 280 -13 -0 0 1 2 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 -0.2 0.4 -2 2 MVP-29
1946 37 PIT NL 56 178 3 -0 0 1 2 5 0.6 7 12 1.2 .510 .503 1.1 0.3 11 2
1947 38 CLE AL 61 135 -5 -0 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.0 .494 .498 -0.1 0.2 -0 2
19 Seasons 1950 6607 -121 0 0 20 55 -45 -5.3 211 166 16.6 .498 .499 14.7 7.6 146 $29,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (7 yrs) 656 2134 -42 0 0 11 18 -12 -1.5 70 58 5.7 .498 .499 4.6 3.1 47
BRO (7 yrs) 762 2645 -36 -0 0 2 22 -12 -1.3 82 70 7.1 .499 .499 7.0 2.4 68 $19,000
BSN (5 yrs) 471 1693 -38 0 0 6 14 -18 -2.1 55 38 3.7 .496 .497 3.2 1.9 32 $10,000
CLE (1 yr) 61 135 -5 -0 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.0 .494 .498 -0.1 0.2 -0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1928 BRO NL 19 C 3 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .979 4.43 0 1 0 0% 45%
1930 BRO NL 21 C 126 117 101 540 465 66 9 9 .983 4.21 .976 4.57 5 34 35 51% 44%
1931 BRO NL 22 C 105 99 90 470 390 69 11 6 .977 4.37 .980 4.64 6 33 35 51% 46%
1932 BRO NL 23 C 125 118 98 551 456 82 13 10 .976 4.30 .979 4.66 5 41 40 49% 44%
1933 BRO NL 24 C 124 114 86 538 449 84 5 14 .991 4.30 .982 4.35 2 31 37 54% 46% MVP-10
1933 BRO NL 24 2B 1 1 1 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 7.00 .969 5.80 MVP-10
1934 BRO NL 25 C 137 128 103 615 542 62 11 4 .982 4.41 .985 4.85 9 34 28 45% 44% AS,MVP-23
1934 BRO NL 25 2B 2 1 0 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .965 5.90 AS,MVP-23
1934 BRO NL 25 3B 2 2 2 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 3.00 .945 2.95 AS,MVP-23
1935 BRO NL 26 C 126 116 93 548 472 65 11 8 .980 4.26 .976 4.78 7 29 27 48% 44%
1936 BSN NL 27 C 127 121 113 568 447 107 14 9 .975 4.36 .979 4.96 1 26 41 61% 46% MVP-14
1936 BSN NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.20 MVP-14
1937 BSN NL 28 C 102 98 92 432 342 83 7 5 .984 4.17 .980 5.25 3 20 31 61% 46%
1938 BSN NL 29 C 71 66 59 285 240 42 3 4 .989 3.97 .979 4.85 3 9 15 63% 45% MVP-21
1939 BSN NL 30 C 129 127 100 503 424 72 7 11 .986 3.84 .982 4.81 5 21 32 60% 46%
1940 TOT NL 31 C 95 82 66 409 343 62 4 11 .990 4.26 .978 5.00 2 7 26 31 54% 45% 2 MVP-23
1940 BSN NL 31 C 36 35 25 154 119 33 2 4 .987 4.22 .978 5.00 1 2 6 16 73% 45% 0
1940 PIT NL 31 C 59 47 41 255 224 29 2 7 .992 4.29 .978 5.00 1 5 20 15 43% 45% 2
1941 PIT NL 32 C 114 98 71 407 345 54 8 5 .980 3.50 .983 5.04 0 7 19 24 56% 46% 1 AS,MVP-24
1942 PIT NL 33 C 99 88 71 382 327 53 2 14 .995 3.84 .979 4.95 3 3 13 25 66% 46% 5
1943 PIT NL 34 C 116 106 100 448 378 66 4 9 .991 3.83 .981 4.70 1 3 14 26 65% 44% 0
1943 PIT NL 34 3B 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .950 3.20
1944 PIT NL 35 C 115 99 76 431 372 52 7 6 .984 3.69 .979 4.56 10 2 22 23 51% 42% 0
1945 PIT NL 36 C 91 77 57 367 326 38 3 7 .992 4.00 .978 4.57 4 6 24 19 44% 40% 0 MVP-29
1946 PIT NL 37 C 56 49 37 206 173 30 3 4 .985 3.63 .980 5.01 0 5 20 17 46% 43% 1
1947 CLE AL 38 C 57 37 20 172 144 28 0 1 1.000 3.02 .985 5.02 0 6 8 14 64% 46% 2
19 Seasons C 1918 1743 1436 7881 6644 1115 122 137 .985 4.05 .980 4.79 66 39 425 500 54% 45% 11
2 Seasons 2B 3 2 1 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 4.33 .967 5.87
2 Seasons 3B 3 3 3 8 2 5 1 1 .875 2.33 .946 3.03
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.20
19 Seasons TOT 1925 1748 1440 7903 6654 1126 123 140 .984 4.04 .980 4.79 66 39 425 500 54% 45% 11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1958 BBWAA (12.8%)
1960 BBWAA ( 9.7%)
1962 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1964 BBWAA (28.4%)
1964 Run Off (16.9%)
1966 BBWAA (36.1%)
1967 BBWAA (39.0%)
1967 Run Off (16.3%)
1977 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1977
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1933 NL (10, 23%)
1934 NL (23, 1%)
1936 NL (14, 6%)
1938 NL (21, 1%)
1940 NL (23, 3%)
1941 NL (24, 2%)
1945 NL (29, 1%)
0.37 Career Shares (545th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1933 NL  0.7 (9th)
1943 NL  0.8 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1933 NL  10 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1934 NL  14 (5th)
1943 NL  12 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1934 NL  15 (8th)
1937 NL  15 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1930 NL  126 (2nd)
1932 NL  125 (2nd)
1933 NL  124 (4th)
1934 NL  137 (1st)
1935 NL  126 (1st)
1936 NL  127 (2nd)
1937 NL  102 (4th)
1939 NL  129 (2nd)
1942 NL  99 (5th)
1943 NL  116 (2nd)
1944 NL  115 (3rd)
1945 NL  91 (3rd)
Career  1,918 (9th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1930 NL  465 (2nd)
1932 NL  456 (3rd)
1933 NL  449 (4th)
1934 NL  542 (2nd)
1935 NL  472 (3rd)
1936 NL  447 (3rd)
1939 NL  424 (4th)
1943 NL  378 (5th)
1944 NL  372 (4th)
1945 NL  326 (3rd)
Career  6,644 (54th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1930 NL  66 (3rd)
1931 NL  69 (3rd)
1932 NL  82 (1st)
1933 NL  84 (1st)
1934 NL  62 (3rd)
1935 NL  65 (3rd)
1936 NL  107 (1st)
1937 NL  83 (2nd)
1939 NL  72 (2nd)
1940 NL  62 (4th)
1943 NL  66 (2nd)
1944 NL  52 (3rd)
Career  1,115 (29th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1930 NL  9 (5th)
1931 NL  11 (2nd)
1932 NL  13 (2nd)
1934 NL  11 (2nd)
1935 NL  11 (5th)
1936 NL  14 (3rd)
1939 NL  7 (5th)
1941 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1930 NL  9 (4th)
1932 NL  10 (3rd)
1933 NL  14 (2nd)
1935 NL  8 (4th)
1936 NL  9 (3rd)
1939 NL  11 (2nd)
1940 NL  11 (2nd)
1942 NL  14 (1st)
1943 NL  9 (3rd)
1945 NL  7 (4th)
Career  137 (20th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1931 NL  6 (3rd)
1932 NL  5 (5th)
1934 NL  9 (2nd)
1935 NL  7 (4th)
1944 NL  10 (2nd)
1945 NL  4 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1930 NL  34 (4th)
1931 NL  33 (4th)
1932 NL  41 (2nd)
1933 NL  31 (3rd)
1934 NL  34 (3rd)
1935 NL  29 (4th)
1944 NL  22 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1930 NL  35 (2nd)
1931 NL  35 (3rd)
1932 NL  40 (1st)
1933 NL  37 (2nd)
1934 NL  28 (3rd)
1935 NL  27 (4th)
1936 NL  41 (2nd)
1937 NL  31 (3rd)
1939 NL  32 (2nd)
1940 NL  31 (3rd)
1943 NL  26 (2nd)
1944 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  500 (64th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1930 NL  50.7 (3rd)
1931 NL  51.5 (4th)
1933 NL  54.4 (4th)
1934 NL  45.2 (5th)
1935 NL  48.2 (4th)
1936 NL  61.2 (1st)
1937 NL  60.8 (3rd)
1939 NL  60.4 (2nd)
1940 NL  54.4 (2nd)
1941 NL  55.8 (2nd)
1942 NL  65.8 (1st)
1943 NL  65.0 (1st)
1944 NL  51.1 (1st)
1945 NL  44.2 (5th)
Career  54.1 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1931 NL  4.37 (5th)
1933 NL  4.30 (4th)
1934 NL  4.41 (4th)
1940 NL  4.26 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1930 NL  .983 (4th)
1933 NL  .991 (2nd)
1935 NL  .980 (5th)
1937 NL  .984 (3rd)
1939 NL  .986 (5th)
1940 NL  .990 (1st)
1942 NL  .995 (1st)
1943 NL  .991 (1st)
1944 NL  .984 (1st)
1945 NL  .992 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1928 NL  born 1908-08-20 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 71 (273), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (548), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (112th), 16.6 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/14.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1932 23 Brooklyn Dodgers $7,000 ? 1/26/33 TSN
1934 25 Brooklyn Dodgers $12,000 ? 3/29/34 TSN
1937 28 Boston Bees $10,000 ? 1937 N.O. Times-Picayune clip
Career to date (may be incomplete)$29,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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