Max “El Modesto” Lopez

Inducted in 2003
Started playing baseball years ago with Leo Forti while in high school
Left High School at the age of 16 to pursue his baseball dream
This was a dream which lasted over 60 years
In 1930, he started playing with the Copper Heads of El Paso
In 1935, he played in the inaugural season of the Juarez League for Lobby Cafe and then played for Ciudad Delicias from 1937 to 1940
He compiled an impressive record of 38 wins and only 5 losses with 4 shutouts as a Pitcher
In 1943, he played for Brownsville Texas and their Rio Grande Valley team compiling a 6-0 record with a 6-0 shutout over Mission to win the league championship
Moved back to play with Semi-Pro leagues in Juarez for the Dorados de Chihuahua and led them to 3 State Championships and tossed a perfect game against Parral 2-0
Competed in Old Pro Leagues with Syd and Andy Cohen, Leo Forti, Memo Garcia, Chito Gutierrez and other outstanding El Paso and Juarez greats
The”Max Lopez Little League” in San Isidro, Chihuahua is named for his contributions to the game
Tucson Arizona has also honored him for his contributions as a baseball player and organizer of the Little League in Chihuahua
In 1990, he was inducted into the Chihuahua Beisbol Salon de la Fama