47. Nap Lajoie
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 5, 1874 in Woonsocket, RI USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 12, 1896
  • Final Game: August 26, 1916
  • Triple Crown - 1901
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1908
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1908
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
 
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Here is another interesting one.

Napoleon Lajoie easily cemented his Baseball Hall of Fame legacy with Cleveland but his career started with the Philadelphia Phillies where in his first five seasons in the professional baseball he secured himself as a bona fide baseball player.  As a Phillie, he had 721 Hits and would lead the National League in Runs Batted In in 1998 while finishing first in Slugging Percentage the season before.  Overall in Philadelphia he had a .345 Batting Average.

Lajoie would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Second Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from Fall River (New England) 8/8/96.
  • Departed: Jumped to the Philadelphia Athletics prior to the 1901 Season.
  • Games Played: 492
  • Notable Statistics: 421 Runs Scored
    721 Hits
    147 Doubles
    62 Triples
    32 Home Runs
    919 RBI
    87 Stolen Bases
    .345/.374/.520 Slash Line
    17.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1897)

    Most Total Bases (1897)

    Most Doubles (1898)

    Most Runs Batted In (1898)

    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1898)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1900)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1900)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1900)

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