Lopez’s rings of honor

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — Chelsea Janes and James Wag­ner

When Derek Jeter re­tired af­ter last sea­son, he passed a no­table ti­tle to Giants re­liever Javier Lopez, who grewup in Fair­fax, at­tended Robin­son Sec­ondary and played col­lege base­ball at the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia. Lopez leads all ac­tive ma­jor league play­ers with World Se­ries rings.

“Thanks, Jeter,” Lopez said with a laugh.

Lopez has four rings. The 37year-old won one with the Red Sox in 2007 and then three in five sea­sons— 2010, 2012 and 2014— with the Giants. Lopez didn’t ap­pear in the 2012World Se­ries, though he ap­peared in the two pre­vi­ous play­off rounds that sea­son.

“I think about it ev­ery once in a while,” the left-han­der said. “It’s funny be­cause in this club­house there are a lot of guys with three rings and know­ing how hard it is to get there and have that suc­cess. . . . It’s some­thing that when I’m done I’ll def­i­nitely look back and think it’s re­ally good.”

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