Friday, December 19, 2014

#105 Javier Lopez

INTENT : adjective \in-ˈtent\
: showing concentration or great attention

15-year career (did not realize that) with the Braves, Orioles, Red Sox.

 Named Ponce, Puerto Rico's Athlete of the Year from 1984 to 1987.

Broke Todd Hundley's record for most home runs hit in a season by a catcher (41) in 2003.

Read about him: Javy Lopez and Gary Caruso: Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty, Independent Publishers Group, Chicago, IL, 2012.

3× All-Star (1997, 1998, 2003)
World Series champion (1995)
NLCS MVP (1996)
Silver Slugger Award (2003)
NL Comeback Player of the Year (2003)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I mean, steroids and all that, but still. Woo-hoo! Javytime!