Panamanian Major League Ballplayers

by RoundtheDiamond87 - 260 cards (Last updated on Jan. 15, 2016)

1. 1955 Topps #182 Humberto Robinson

1st Panamanian to play in the major leagues with a debut of 4/20/1955. He remained with the Braves until being traded to the Indians and then the Phillies in 1959 where he would finish out his career after 1961. Robinson missed out on earning a World Series ring with the Braves in 1957, having spent the year in AAA. He also missed out on the opportunity to pitch in the World Series in 1958, although he was still a member of the team.

2. 1956 Topps #16 Hector Lopez

2nd Panamanian to play in the major leagues with a debut of 5/12/1955. Oldest generation Panamanian to play in the majors with a birth year in 1929 (cards incorrectly listed as 1932). 1st Panamanian to have a significant career in the majors with 12 consecutive seasons.

5. 1959 Topps #402 Hector Lopez

*Traded from Kansas City to the Yankees along with Ralph Terry early in the '59 season...Roger Maris to follow later that the same year.
*Primary position player at 3B for the Yankees in '59 with some time in Leftfield.

7. 1960 Topps #163 Hector Lopez

Converted from infield to Primary Leftfielder with Mickey Mantle in Center and Roger Maris in right. Lopez became the 1st Panamanian to play in the World Series in 1960

9. 1961 Topps #28 Hector Lopez

Shared Leftfield with Yogi Berra. Lopez became the 1st Panamanian to win a World Series in 1961, witnessing the Maris/Mantle homerun race alongside both players as a utility outfielder.

10. 1961 Topps #391 Winston Brown

Career Minor Leaguer with the Braves and Angels organizations from 1953 to 1969...reached the Triple-A level in 1959, where he remained throughout the rest of his career...managed at the Triple-A level in '67-'68



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