Monday, June 27, 2011
Luis Lopez- One of Them
Luis Lopez. Nor that Luis Lopez. THIS is the Luis Lopez that played for the Orioles.
Luis Manuel (Santos) Lopez played for the Orioles in 2002 & 2004 and filled the super utility role for the team. He appeared at five different positions over 108 games in those two seasons .
Luis never had an Orioles card produced, so this Leaf autograph will stay in my collection. The last I heard, Luis was coaching somewhere in the Red Sox farm system.
Interestingly, I've run into the "same name, different player" issue with another former Oriole, Luis Garcia, who also shares the same name as two other semi-obscure former MLB-ers. But I'm still looking to add Garcia's autograph to the collection.