Former Tiger Jim Northrup dies at 71
DETROIT -- Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Northrup, who hit a decisive two-run triple in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series, died Wednesday. He was 71.
Longtime friend Bill Wischman said Northrup 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 ...
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