Napoleon “Larry” Lajoie

Napoleon “Larry” Lajoie

Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 7 Feb 1959 (aged 84)
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 70, Space 4
Memorial ID 5963 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He is considered by many to be the greatest hitter prior to Ty Cobb. Lajoie played 21 seasons for the Philadelphia 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 versatile player in the field and while playing the large majority of his games at second base he also played first base, shortstop, third base, 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 pneumonia.

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