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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 306 of 981 players
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Luis Manuel Lopez
Born: September 4, 1970 at Cidra, P.R.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.11 Weight: 175

Luis Lopez was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 19, 2011, and March 13, 2014.

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First Mets game: June 2, 1997
Last Mets game: September 22, 1999





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Met Fan
No matter what he does on the field for the Mets or another team, his #1 highlight happened on the team bus when he socked Rey-Rey.

Matt C
I got his autograph last offseason during the "Mets Caravan" at a Bob's Store. He looked like he was about 16 years old. Maybe the reason why he punched out Ordonez is because he had the maturity of a 16 year old just like the looks of a 16 year old.

kinerskorner
June 4, 2001
luis lopez is the textbook definition of a "light- hitting utility player". funny when he clocked ordonez, though.

Homeless Abdul
June 28, 2001
Was a solid fielder and backup and did a great job filling in for Ordonez when he went down in '98..unfortunately will probabaly only be remembered for clocking Ordonez in the face

DB
November 12, 2001
"Louie" was a good shortstop, but not as good as Rey Ordonez. He could have started in future years, but he had a bad attitude, punched Rey Rey, and got the axe.

Larry Burns
June 5, 2002
This guy got traded because he kicked Rey Ordonez ass! It is something that everyone wants to do but I guess with the management in ReyReys corner cannot. No one asks the million dollar question, what did Rey do to garner such a violent reaction. He probably gave Luis all his hitting tips---that would piss off anyone. Lopez was a decent fielding, and although limited in playing time, decent hitter. I guess he just was not on par with Rey.

VIBaseball
January 31, 2003
I liked Lopez, he was a good example of his utilityman breed. But I remember how he tried to ape the Ordˇ˝ez backhand pop-up slide play on balls in the hole. More often than not, the ball would glance off his glove!

a mets fan
April 1, 2003
Consedering Ordonez turned out to be an a total a------, he got what he deserved. I think Luis could have been better then Rey if he played more physical baseball.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 4, 2003
Seemed to hit whenever he started, and at times in 1998, seemed to be a better option at second than Carlos Baerga.

In September 1997, he was the difference in a 1-0 game at Shea vs. the Expos, when he hit his only homer of the year, except the homer was not a real homer if you look at the replays. It bounced off something in the park and should have been a double, but the ump blew the call. Mlicki pitched the game, I think.

John
May 20, 2003
Luis Lopez really was a great backup infielder who delivered some big hits once in a while. But, he got to do what so many of us wish we could do. Punch Rey Ordonez in his .240, no power face!

DB
July 8, 2005
Lopez must really be one arrogant son of a bitch. He was a better hitter than Ordonez at one point in time, but blamed his struggles on Ordonez, at which point he was playing in horrid fashion. How can a reserve player consider himself to be better than a player whose gold glove defense is the only reason he ever played? I did see Lopez make one amazing play while turning two and make it look easy, but that was at second base. Why did he ever fight Ordonez?

Shorty Larson
November 25, 2005
There was one point in time, in which Luis Lopez looked like he should have been in the everyday lineup. In the 1998 season, Lopez probably could have started at 2B, or in LF. Baerga was horrible, Gilkey got traded, and Hundley was a catcher with a .163 batting average playing the outfield. However, he should never have been comparing himself to Ordonez defensively, ever. Especially in 1999. Why? Because Ordonez only made 4 errors all year, won a thrid straight Gold Glove, and did not make an error for the last 100 games of the season. And what about offense? Granted Lopez probably would have hit about 4 homers that year, but would have had about 16 RBI's less than Ordonez had he been starting. Add a batting average just above the Mendoza line and you get Ordonez of 1997, only not as good defensively.

Dalkowski110
October 22, 2006
To answer everyone's question, I read he decked Rey Ordonez because Ordonez ruined the prank he was trying to play on flameout prospect Jorge Toca (which incidentally would have involved seriously injuring Toca...I think he was trying to get a metal chair to fold down on his arm like a mousetrap). This guy thought the game was all about himself. A negative force on the team, if anything. Ran faster than he ever did on the basepaths to get in the photo with Todd Pratt after his shot won the 1999 NLDS. Could we have gotten better players than Bill Pulsipher for him? Yes. Did we need to get rid of him fast? Yes.









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