Sep. 5, 1874 Woonsocket Providence County Rhode Island, USA
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)
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"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