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Harry Harper
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left  •  Throws: Left
6-2, 165lb (188cm, 74kg)
Born: April 24, 1895 in Hackensack, NJ


This is an interesting find of Hackensack’s first Major league baseball player, Harry Harper. This biography reveals an interesting professional baseball career, but also that he became the richest and highest paying tax payer in Hackensack and never graduated from high school. 

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Recorded by: 
Bob Meli 
July 9, 2018


Click here to view the brief article dated June 29, 1918 on Harry Harper and Babe Ruth
in 1918. Harry Harper gave up only one hit….a Homerun to Babe Ruth.


Click here to view photos of the Oritani Field Club

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