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'68 Series hero Northrup dies at 71

Posted on: June 8, 2011 8:01 pm
Edited on: June 8, 2011 8:55 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Sad news from Detroit as Jim Northrup, hero of the 1968 World Series, has died at the age of 71, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Northrup, a Michigan native, hit a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning off of Bob Gibson to break the scoreless tie in Game 7. The Tigers would go on to win the game 4-1 and take the series.

Northrup had recently been admitted to an Alzheimer's care facility, the paper reported.

An outfielder, Northrup played parts of 12 seasons in the majors, starting with the Tigers from 1964-84. He was then traded to Montreal and Baltimore. Northrup last played in 1975 with the Orioles.

Overall, he hit .267/.333/.429 in his career with 153 home runs.

Northrup later served as a TV broadcaster for Tigers games.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:02 am

'68 Series hero Northrup dies at 71

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:51 pm

'68 Series hero Northrup dies at 71

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Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:34 pm

'68 Series hero Northrup dies at 71

I was so much more into baseball back then.  Even though 43 years ago I could name most of the players on the Tigers. Why? Because as a Mets fan I hated the Cardinals so I had to know who I was rooting for.  I don't recall the exact play mentioned, but I certainly remember the name.  RIP JN. 

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 8:46 pm

'68 Series hero Northrup dies at 71

Grew up in Windsor in the 60's and 70's.  Loved that team of guys.  Jim...RIP...and say hi to Norm Cash for me........

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