Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Lajoies in:
 • Daytona Memorial Park
 • Daytona Beach
 • Volusia County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie
Birth: Sep. 5, 1874
Woonsocket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1959
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA

Baseball Hall of Famer. Considered by many to be the greatest hitter prior to Ty Cobb. Lajoie played 21 seasons for the Philadelpia Phillies, Philadelphia A's and Cleveland Indians. He played in 2,480 games accumulation 3,242 hits, 83 home runs, and 1,599 runs batted in. His career batting average was .338. He led the league in batting average five times and four time in hits. He was a versitile player in the field and while playing the large majority of his games at second base he also played first base, shortstop, thirdbase, and also in the outfield. In addition to playing he also acted as manager for the Cleveland Indians from 1905 until 1909 earning a record of 377 wins and 309 losses. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. He passed away due to complications from pnemonia. (bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Celina Guertin Lajoie (1832 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle Joy Wallace Lajoie (1878 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian Beatrice Lajoie Lamoureux (1915 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jeremie Lajoie (1853 - 1911)*
  Joseph Lajoie (1865 - 1953)*
  Celina Lajoie Harpin (1868 - 1946)*
  Napoleon Lajoie (1874 - 1959)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Daytona Memorial Park
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 70, Space 4
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 25, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5963
Napoleon Larry Lajoie
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Napoleon Larry Lajoie
Added by: Stew Thornley
 
Napoleon Larry Lajoie
Added by: Stew Thornley
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

"Lajoie was one of the most rugged hitters I ever faced. He'd take your leg off with a line drive, turn the third baseman around like a swinging door and powder the hand of the left fielder." Cy Young
- Holly Burke
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016
Was so good that the team was named the Cleveland Naps at the time
- mike easterwood
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
There are 92 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 55 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service