INDIANAPOLIS — The question has been thrown his way several times, but typically only when he’s playing games in the eastern half of the country.
Jordan Luplow’s answer to that oft-asked question: Yes, he’s related to former major league player Al Luplow. That’s his great uncle.
And it’s a fair question as Luplow is not a common name, but the former major leaguer and the aspiring one have never met in person. They nearly met at a reunion - Jordan grew up in California and Al lives in Michigan - but that didn’t matriculate.
Al Luplow played 481 games over seven seasons, five of those with the Cleveland Indians; and finished his career hitting .184 in 55 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967.
One of Luplow’s claims to fame would be a catch he made while playing for Cleveland,...
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