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Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie

Test your baseball knowledge of Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) He was born on September 5, 1874. Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie
Where was he born?

  1. Montreal, Canada
  2. Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  3. Jamestown, New York
  4. Millersburg, Pennsylvania

2) What position did he play?

  1. Catcher
  2. Second base
  3. Third base
  4. Centerfield

3) Lajoie made his MLB debut on August 12, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • True or False?

4) In 1901, he played for the Philadelphia Athletics.
What was his batting average?

  1. .226
  2. .326
  3. .426
  4. .526

5) Also in 1901, Lajoie became the second Major Leaguer to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded after Abner Dalrymple in 1881.
Not counting 2010, how many have been intentionally walked with the bases loaded?

  1. 6
  2. 12
  3. 24
  4. 48

6) In 1902, what team was he traded too?

  1. Cleveland Naps
  2. Detroit Tigers
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. New York Yankees

7) What year did he return to the Philadelphia Athletics?

  1. 1915
  2. 1917
  3. 1919
  4. 1921

8) With 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.

  • True or False?

9) When was Lajoie elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1936
  2. 1937
  3. 1938
  4. 1939

10) At the age of 84, he passed away due to complications from pneumonia.
What was the date?

  1. January 7, 1959
  2. February 7, 1959
  3. March 7, 1959
  4. April 7, 1959

11) Where is Lajoie buried?

  1. Bellevue Cedar Hill Memory Gardens, Daytona Beach, Florida
  2. Barberville Cemetery, Barberville, Florida
  3. Cone Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Florida
  4. Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Florida

12) In 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.

  • True or False?

13) What was Lajoie’s career On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) average?

  1. .786
  2. .846
  3. .946
  4. 1.046

14) What was Lajoie’s career at Fielding average at 2nd base?

  1. .649
  2. .749
  3. .849
  4. .949

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Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie [Answers]

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