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Luplow(s) Al and Jordan plus Dick Williams

July 6, 2019

For most of his career, Al Luplow was a platoon player and not a starter.

He was, however, the regular right fielder for the 1964 Cleveland Indians and 1966 New York Mets.

On June 27, 1963 Luplow robbed future 2 time title winning manager, Dick Williams of a home run with one of the greatest catches in Fenway Park history, tumbling over the right field separation in the process.

Williams later managed the Red Sox to “The Impossible Dream” 1967 A.L. Pennant and won a fourth pennant (the other 2 were also World Series wins with the ’72 and ’73 Oakland Athletics) with the ’84 San Diego Padres.

Al Luplow’s great nephew, Jordan Luplow is platooning on the current Cleveland Indians.

 

Click below to read about Al Luplow’s great catch in an article from The Sports Illustrated Vault in 1985.

HE LEAPED A WALL TO CATCH THE BALL, BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: WHO …

 

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