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Marcelino LopezMarcelino Pons LopezBorn: Sept. 23, 1943 in Havana, CubaDied: Nov. 29, 2001 in Hialeah, Fla.Debut: 1963 | Pos: PH: 6’3″ | W: 210 | B: R | T: LYrs W L G SV IP SO ERA8 31 40 171 2 653.0 426 3.62>> Visit the Marcelino Lopez biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Marcelino Lopez, who pitched for parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, died on Nov. 29, 2001 in Hialeah, Fla.Lopez, who was born in Havanna, Cuba, made his debut in the majors in 1963 at the age of 19. He pitched in one game that season for the Phillies.He returned to the majors again in 1965 with California and fhad his most successful season with a 14-13 record and a 2.93 ERA in 215.1 innings pitched. He lost out on American League Rookie of the Year to the Oriole’s Curt Blefary.The next season, Lopez fell to 7-14.He pitched career included stops with Philadelphia (1963), California (1965-1967), Baltimore (1967, 1969-1970), Milwaukee (1971) and Cleveland (1972).He pitched a third of an inning in the 1969 ALCS when Baltimore beat Minnesota and he pitched a third of an inning in the 1970 World Series with Baltimore beat Cincinnati.