Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie
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He was born on September 5, 1874.
Where was he born?
- Montreal, Canada
- Woonsocket, Rhode Island
- Jamestown, New
- Millersburg, Pennsylvania
2) What position did he play?
- Second base
- Third base
3) Lajoie made his MLB debut on
August 12, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
4) In 1901, he played for the Philadelphia
What was his batting average?
5) Also in
1901, Lajoie became the second Major Leaguer to be intentionally
walked with the bases loaded after Abner Dalrymple in 1881.
counting 2010, how many have been intentionally walked with the
6) In 1902, what team was he
- Cleveland Naps
- Detroit Tigers
- Chicago White
- New York Yankees
7) What year did he return to the
Ty Cobb's arrival in the Majors in 1905, however, Lajoie faced
real competition. The Lajoie-Cobb rivalry reached a peak in 1910,
when the Chalmers Auto Company promised a car to the batting
leader (and MVP) that year. Cobb took the final two games of the
1910 season off, confident that his average was high enough to win
the AL batting title unless Lajoie had a near-perfect final day.
9) When was Lajoie elected to the Baseball Hall
10) At the age of 84, he passed away due to
complications from pneumonia.
What was the date?
- January 7, 1959
- February 7, 1959
- March 7, 1959
- April 7, 1959
11) Where is Lajoie buried?
- Bellevue Cedar
Hill Memory Gardens, Daytona Beach, Florida
Cemetery, Barberville, Florida
- Cone Cemetery, Ormond Beach,
- Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Florida
1999, he ranked number 29 on The Sporting News' list of the 100
Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League
Baseball All-Century Team.
13) What was Lajoie’s career On-base
Plus Slugging (OPS) average?
14) What was Lajoie’s career at
Fielding average at 2nd base?