About Al Lopez:
Alfonso Ramón "Al" López was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played catcher for the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers, Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians between 1928 and 1947. He was a manager for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox from 1951 to 1965 and 1968 to 1969. His Spanish-American heritage and "gentlemanly nature" earned him the nickname "El Señor".
The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you.Al Lopez
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you...Al Lopez
Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.Al Lopez