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Jim Northrup Obituary

Jim Northrup (AP Photo)
Jim Northrup (AP Photo)
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Northrup, who hit a decisive two-run triple in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series, has died. He was 71.

Longtime friend Bill Wischman said Northrup died Wednesday after having a seizure at an assisted living facility in Grand Blanc. Wischman says Northrup had been in poor health for some time and had been at the home for about a month because of Alzheimer's disease.

Northrup spent parts of 12 seasons in the major leagues.

His seventh-inning triple in the final game of the 1968 series broke open a scoreless game and scored Norm Cash and Willie Horton. Detroit went on to win 4-1.

He also played for Montreal and Baltimore and later worked as a sportscaster.



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Published online on June 10, 2011 courtesy of Dignity Memorial.
James T. Northrup was born on November 24, 1939 to Gerald and Pauline Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan. As a child, Jim grew up on a farm in Breckenridge and later moved with his family to St.... Read Obituary

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