Before reaching the majors, Lopat pitched for the Little Rock Travelers from 1942-1943, compiling a combined 25-14 with a 2.96 ERA. Lopat and and his wife Libby loved Little Rock and resided there during the offseason(2). During Lopat's time in Little Rock, he went into business with catcher Bill Dickey, selling automobile seats (3).
Lopat died June 15th, 1992 in Darien, CT.
2) Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, by Sol Gittleman
3) Baseball Digest, November, 1949
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