Santo, Northrup Named Players of the Week

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
August 26, 1968

Chicago Cubs’ Ron Santo and Detroit’s Jim Northrup were named Players of the Week for their respective leagues for the week ending August 25, 1968. Northrup’s Tigers were in the midst of a losing streak, but not for the effort of Jim who slugged three home runs and drove in six runs. Northrup batted a blistering .500 in 20 at-bats. Santo’s Cubs were a more successful 5-2 for the week, and the Cub third baseman batted .400 with two home runs and 10 RBI.

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