In this series, I will highlight facts about ballplayers from Virginia that may not have been known. In this first installment, lets head to San Francisco, and talk about LH reliever Javier Lopez.
Lopez (Fairfax/UVA) leads all active major leaguers with 4 World Series rings.
He won his first one in 2007, with Boston, as the Red Sox defeated the Rockies. Lopez posted a 15.43 ERA in the playoffs that year-most of that in the ALCS.
In 2010, he got his second ring, pitching 2 scoreless appearances in relief in the title round, as the Giants defeated the Rangers.
In 2012, he was on the playoff roster, but did not get into any of the Series games, as the Giants swept Detroit to win the title, and give Lopez his third ring.
In 2014, he pitched three scoreless appearances in the Fall Classic as San Francisco beat Kansas City in 7 to win the title and give Lopez his 4th World Series ring.
For his career, Lopez has pitched in 6 scoreless appearances in the World Series.