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October 23, 2013


Tony Kissel

I lost the trail of Harry "Zip" Northrup while searching for his Cuban Giants days. This year I found another Zip Northrup who played for the Homer Braves semipro team of 1949. My hunch was right. Raymond "Zip" Northrup was Harry's son and Solomon's great grandson. Raymond was a pitcher and also played third base.

Robert Fitts

Northrop played on the same team that the elusive Shumza Sugimoto (perhaps the first professional Japanese baseball player) was supposed to have been on. Interesting that the team has so many unusual stories attached to it. I assume that there ares still no box scores mentioning Sugimoto

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