Nap Lajoie

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Birthday
5, 1874
Birthplace
Woonsocket, RI
Death Date
Feb 7, 1959 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1874
Birthplace
Woonsocket, RI
Death Date
Feb 7, 1959 (84)

About

Slick-hitting second baseman who was one of the biggest stars in baseball at the turn of the century, collecting 3,252 hits during his 21-year career. He became the first player in baseball history to have a team named after him: the Cleveland Bronchos became the Cleveland Naps.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at a young age to work and help support his family.

Trivia

He won the American League home run title in 1901.

Family Life

He was married to Myrtle Lajoie until her death in 1951.

Associated With

He was one of the original members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with star pitcher Cy Young.