Evelio Hernández, Cuban baseball player, Died at 84


Gregorio Evelio Hernandez Lopez was born on December 24, 1930, and died on December 18, 2015.

He was a professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 18 games for the 1956 to 1957 Washington Senators of Major League Baseball.

Gregorio stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg).

Gregorio professional career on the North American mainland spanned 11 seasons (1954 to 1958; 1961 to 1964; 1966 to 1967) and 370 games in U.S. and Mexican minor league baseball.

His notable seasons included 1955, when he won 23 games and lost 15 while pitching in 55 games and 271 innings for the Hobbs Sports of the Class C Longhorn League, and the following year, 1956, when he won 18 and lost 4, compiling a stellar 2.86 earned run average, for the Charlotte Hornets of the Class A Sally League.

That performance earned him a late-season call-up to the Senators, when he appeared in four games.

Gregorio split the next season between Charlotte, the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, and the Senators, for whom he worked in 14 more games.

Altogether, his Major League record included one complete game, a 1–1 won-lost record (with an ERA of 4.45), 28 bases on balls and 24 strikeouts in 58⅔ innings.

Gregorio Evelio Hernandez Lopez passed away at age 84 in December 2015.