November 07, 2005
Al Lopez didn't often raise his voice, but his players heard--and heeded--his words
March 19, 2001 | Frank Deford
As a teenager in Tampa, Lou Piniella (above, in 1981) would spend lunch hours in the spring watching the Cincinnati Reds train at Al Lopez Field, named after the Tampa-born Hall of Fame catcher and manager. Forty...
December 27, 1999
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September 07, 1987 | Peter Gammons
KING OF THE CROUCHWhen Bob Boone crouches behind the plate for the 1,919th time in his 16-year career this month, he will break Al Lopez's major league record for games caught. Lopez, a 19-year veteran (1928-47) who...
August 11, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell