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Aurelio López

Mexican professional baseball player

Aurelio López is ...


Born 21 September 1948 in Tecamachalco Municipality
Died 22 September 1992 in Matehuala
Age 44 years
Cause traffic accident

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Mexico
Manner of death accident
Occupation baseball player
Awards Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Member of sports team St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros

About Aurelio López

Aurelio López, also known as "El Buitre" (The Vulture), was a Mexican professional baseball player born on September 21, 1948. He was a right-handed pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies during his 10-year career in Major League Baseball.

López began his professional career in Mexico before being signed by the Tigers in 1973. He quickly became a fan favorite in Detroit, known for his fiery personality and dominant pitching. López was a key member of the Tigers' 1984 World Series championship team, earning two saves in the series.

Off the field, López was known for his love of music and his guitar playing. He often played for his teammates and even recorded an album in Mexico.

López tragically passed away in 1992 at the age of 43 due to a heart attack. He was posthumously inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

López's legacy lives on in the hearts of Tigers fans and baseball fans in Mexico. He was a fierce competitor on the field and a beloved teammate off the field. His passion for music and life made him a unique and unforgettable figure in the world of baseball.


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