Sunday, March 20, 2011
Debut #95 Marcelino Lopez
Marcelino Pons Lopez
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: September 23, 1943 in Havana, Cuba
MLB Debut: April 14, 1963 Philadelphia Phillies
Final MLB Game: September 24, 1972 Cleveland Indians
Died: November 29, 2001 in Hialeah, FL
Years with the Angels: 1965 - 1967
October 24, 1964: the Philadelphia Phillies sent Marcelino Lopez to the California Angels to complete an earlier deal made on September 9, 1964. September 9, 1964: The Philadelphia Phillies sent a player to be named later to the California Angels. The Los Angeles Angels sent Vic Power to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Phillies sent cash to the Los Angeles Angels.
June 15, 1967: Traded by the California Angels with Tom Arruda (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles for Woodie Held.
Lopez was the starting pitcher in the game and the first batter he faced, Tom Tresh, flied out to center. He ended the day going 8 innings and giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while striking out 3 in a 4-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday, April 15, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
21-29, 3.53 ERA, 67 starts, 423.1 innings, 14 complete games, 3 shutouts.
Best Angels Performance:
Threw a complete-game 3-hit shutout, striking out 12 Baltimore Orioles on Friday, September 23, 1966 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1959.
- Named 1965 AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News (14-13 2.93, 8CG, 122K)
- Led league in hit batters with 9 in 1966.
- Also played for the Phillies (63), Orioles (67-70), Brewers (71), and Indians (72).
- Loved to face Bobby Murcer - 0 for 15, 8K.
- Hated to face Joe Azcue - 11 for 24, .458