May 23, 2007 |
Felipe Lopez has another reason to love the place. The shortstop had the greatest year of his career at Great American Ball Park in 2005, when he hit a career-high 23 home runs and made the All-Star team with the Cincinnati Reds. In his homecoming with the Washington Nationals, he had another grand moment. Lopez hit a grand slam in the eighth inning Tuesday night, rallying the Nationals to an 8-4 victory over the team that traded him last July. He sure misses Cincinnati's homer-friendly park.
September 11, 2008 |
at New York 13, Washington 10: David Wright hit a two-run home run and tied a career high with four hits, helping the Mets put away the Nationals after blowing a six-run lead. Carlos Delgado, whose streak of multihomer games ended at two, hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Jose Reyes swiped a bag to became the Mets' career leader for steals. at Houston 7, Pittsburgh 4: Miguel Tejada's grand slam broke open a close game in the sixth inning and helped the Astros win for the 13th time in 14 games.
February 12, 1998 |
When Felipe Lopez appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated before he had ever played a college game, at least one New York newspaper had a slight sense of foreboding. "Give Felipe Lopez some breathing room," Newsday wrote in 1994. "Settle for three Final Fours." There have not been any Final Fours for St. John's during that time, though. There has not been one NCAA tournament game, either. No one could have imagined how little Lopez's career would match the hype.
December 8, 1994 |
Mid-October. Third day of practice. St. John's assistant coach Ron Rutledge is standing under the basket as freshman guard Felipe Lopez runs through a play. Rutledge, the guy responsible for signing America's No. 1 recruit, is overwhelmed by the sight. "George," he says to Red Storm assistant George Felton, "I just can't believe that he's here." Actually, Lopez is everywhere. On the cover of Sports Illustrated. On ESPN. On the minds of every opposing coach who has to deal with his 19.6-point, 4.
August 3, 2009 |
Felipe Lopez's three-run double highlighted a five-run seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-1 victory Sunday over the San Diego Padres. Craig Counsell and Frank Catalanotto also drove in runs in the seventh, breaking a 1-1 tie against four San Diego pitchers and ending the Padres' five-game winning streak.
April 13, 1998 |
Activists criticized the makeup of a panel for this week's White House town hall meeting on race and sports because only one member is Latino. Felipe Lopez, a 23-year-old Dominican basketball player at St. John's University in New York, is the only Latino on the 11-member panel, which also includes President Clinton and nine other athletic figures--six blacks and three whites.