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Norris Stephen Hopper (born March 24, 1979) is a former professional baseball player. He attended Shelby High School, and in addition to his baseball abilities was an outstanding quarterback for the school's football team. He made his major league debut with the Reds in September 2006.

Norris Hopper
Hopper during pre-game warmups during his time with the Reds
Born: (1979-03-24) March 24, 1979 (age 40)
Shelby, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2006, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 1, 2008, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.316
Home runs1
Runs batted in20
Stolen bases17

After 2009 spring training, he was assigned to the Triple-A Louisville Bats.[1] On June 26, Hopper was traded to the Chicago White Sox for catcher Corky Miller. On August 6, he was traded to the Washington Nationals organization. In January 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.[2] He filed for free agency after the 2010 season.


  1. ^ "Reds Send Jacque Jones, Others, to Minors." 30 March 2009.
  2. ^ Stark, Jayson. "Source: Hopper signs minor league deal." ESPN. 14 January 2009. Retrieved on 14 January 2009.

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