Stan Lopata

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Lopata in 1951

Stanley Edward Lopata (September 12, 1925 – June 15, 2013) was an American professional baseball player. Lopata played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for parts of 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Braves.[1] A two-time all-star, he was the first National League catcher to wear glasses.[2]

Lopata was born on September 12, 1925 in Delray, Michigan. He studied at Southwestern High School. Lopata died on June 15, 2013 from heart failure in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aged 87.[3]

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  1. Batting Splits, Pitcher Matchups, Daily batting logs at Retrosheet and daily batting gamelogs at Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. James, Bill (2003). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. Simon & Schuster. p. 425. ISBN 978-0-7432-2722-3. Retrieved July 4, 2010.
  3. "Detroit native, former All-Star catcher Stan Lopata dies at 87". Detroit Free Press. June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.

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