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Full Name: Napoleon Lajoie Primary Position: 2B,1B
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/195 First Game: August 12, 1896
Birthdate: September 5, 1874 Final Game: August 26, 1916
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island MLB Experience: 21 years
Died: February 7, 1959
Deathplace: Daytona Beach, Florida
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937


Biography

Nap Lajoie (Napoleon Lajoie) was born on September 5, 1874 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He made his Major League debut on August 12, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1896, his rookie year, he hit .326 with 4 home runs and 42 RBI. Lajoie played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Broncos and Cleveland Naps over the course of his 21 year career.

Most people believe that Nap Lajoie's best season was 1901, when he stole 27 bases, hit for a .426 average and knocked in 125 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1896 PHI N 39 175 36 57 4 42 .326 .330 .543 12 7 1 11 0 2 7 0 0
1897 PHI N 127 545 107 197 9 127 .361 .392 .569 40 23 15 0 12 5 20 0 0
1898 PHI N 147 608 113 197 6 127 .324 .354 .461 43 11 21 0 7 5 25 0 0
1899 PHI N 77 312 70 118 6 70 .378 .419 .554 19 9 12 0 10 3 13 0 0
1900 PHI N 102 451 95 152 7 92 .337 .362 .510 33 12 10 0 8 2 22 0 0
1901 PHI A 131 544 145 232 14 125 .426 .463 .643 48 14 24 0 13 1 27 0 0
1902 PHI A 1 4 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1902 CLE A 86 348 81 132 7 64 .379 .421 .569 35 5 19 0 6 8 19 0 0
1902 TOT A 87 352 81 133 7 65 .378 .419 .565 35 5 19 0 6 8 20 0 0
1903 CLE A 125 485 90 167 7 93 .344 .379 .518 41 11 24 0 3 13 21 0 0
1904 CLE A 140 553 92 208 6 102 .376 .413 .552 49 15 27 0 8 6 29 0 0
1905 CLE A 65 249 29 82 2 41 .329 .377 .418 12 2 17 0 2 3 11 0 0
1906 CLE A 152 602 88 214 0 91 .355 .392 .465 48 9 30 0 6 17 20 0 0
1907 CLE A 137 509 53 152 2 63 .299 .345 .393 30 6 30 0 6 13 24 0 0
1908 CLE A 157 581 77 168 2 74 .289 .352 .375 32 6 47 0 9 30 15 0 0
1909 CLE A 128 469 56 152 1 47 .324 .378 .431 33 7 35 0 6 11 13 0 0
1910 CLE A 159 591 94 227 4 76 .384 .445 .514 51 7 60 0 5 21 26 0 0
1911 CLE A 90 315 36 115 2 60 .365 .420 .454 20 1 26 0 4 8 13 0 0
1912 CLE A 117 448 66 165 0 90 .368 .414 .462 34 4 28 0 7 17 18 0 0
1913 CLE A 137 465 66 156 1 68 .335 .398 .404 25 2 33 17 15 12 17 0 0
1914 CLE A 121 419 37 108 0 50 .258 .313 .305 14 3 32 15 2 15 14 0 0
1915 PHI A 129 490 40 137 1 61 .280 .301 .355 24 5 11 16 4 15 10 0 0
1916 PHI A 113 426 33 105 2 35 .246 .272 .312 14 4 14 26 1 14 15 0 0
Total NL 492 2091 421 721 32 458 .345 .374 .520 147 62 59 11 37 17 87 0 0
Total AL 1988 7498 1083 2521 51 1141 .336 .382 .452 510 101 457 74 97 204 293 0 0
Total 2480 9589 1504 3242 83 1599 .338 .380 .467 657 163 516 85 134 221 380 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1896 PHI N 1B 39 0 0 363 11 2 27 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1897 PHI N 3B 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1897 PHI N 1B 108 0 0 1079 37 18 45 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1897 PHI N OF 19 0 0 37 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1898 PHI N 2B 146 0 0 442 406 46 59 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1898 PHI N 1B 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1899 PHI N 2B 67 0 0 224 231 22 39 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1899 PHI N OF 5 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1900 PHI N 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1900 PHI N 2B 102 0 0 287 341 30 69 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1901 PHI A 2B 119 0 0 395 381 32 60 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1901 PHI A SS 12 0 0 35 43 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1902 PHI A 2B 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 CLE A 2B 86 0 0 270 283 15 49 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1902 TOT A 2B 87 0 0 272 286 15 49 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1903 CLE A 2B 122 0 0 366 402 36 61 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1903 CLE A 1B 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1903 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1904 CLE A 2B 95 0 0 272 255 21 42 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1904 CLE A SS 44 0 0 86 130 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1904 CLE A 1B 2 0 0 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1905 CLE A 2B 59 0 0 148 177 3 25 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1905 CLE A 1B 5 0 0 50 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1906 CLE A 3B 15 0 0 20 40 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1906 CLE A SS 7 0 0 15 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1906 CLE A 2B 130 0 0 354 415 21 76 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1907 CLE A 1B 9 0 0 95 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1907 CLE A 2B 128 0 0 314 461 25 86 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1908 CLE A 2B 156 0 0 450 538 37 78 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1908 CLE A 1B 1 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1909 CLE A 2B 120 0 0 282 373 28 55 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1909 CLE A 1B 8 0 0 89 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1910 CLE A 1B 10 0 0 114 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1910 CLE A SS 4 0 0 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1910 CLE A 2B 149 0 0 387 419 28 60 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1911 CLE A 2B 37 0 0 91 93 10 16 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1911 CLE A 1B 41 0 0 388 16 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1912 CLE A 2B 97 0 0 241 249 21 49 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1912 CLE A 1B 20 0 0 171 12 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1913 CLE A 2B 126 0 0 279 363 20 59 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1914 CLE A 2B 80 0 0 187 215 17 45 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1914 CLE A 1B 31 0 0 300 18 5 22 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1915 PHI A 2B 110 0 0 251 332 23 61 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1915 PHI A 3B 2 0 0 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1915 PHI A SS 10 0 0 14 32 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1915 PHI A 1B 5 0 0 49 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1916 PHI A 1B 5 0 0 52 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1916 PHI A OF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1916 PHI A 2B 105 0 0 254 325 16 61 0 0 0 0 0 .973
Total 2B 2035 0 0 5496 6262 451 1050 0 0 0 0 0 .963
Total SS 77 0 0 161 240 24 20 0 0 0 0 0 .944
Total 3B 21 0 0 26 53 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .940
Total 1B 286 0 0 2798 135 37 137 0 0 0 0 0 .988
Total OF 26 0 0 50 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966

Transactions

  • Sold by Fall River (New England) to Philadelphia Phillies for $1500 (August 8, 1896).
  • Granted free agency (April 21, 1902).
  • Signed by Cleveland Broncos (May 31, 1902).
  • Sold by Cleveland Indians to Philadelphia Athletics (January, 1915).

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