Thursday, June 5, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #166 - Carlos Lopez


  • Carlos Lopez played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1978. After the 1977 season Lopez was traded (with Tommy Moore) for pitcher Mike Parrott.
  • Lopez played in 129 games in 1978, but he started only 48 games. Carlos was often used as a pinch hitter and as a pinch runner.
  • This was Lopez' last season in the major leagues. He spent the 1979 season in AAA Rochester and then played in the Mexican League from 1980-1985.
  • 1978 Stats: .238, 4 HR, 20 RBI in 129 games (198 at bats)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 10 - Had three hits in Baltimore's 4-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals
    • June 10 - Appeared as a pinch runner in the 9th inning and scored the only run of the game as the Orioles beat the Oakland A's 1-0.
    • Aug 10 - Scored the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Orioles beat the Royals 3-2.