Nap Lajoie Stats

Nap Lajoie was born on Saturday, September 5, 1874, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Lajoie was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 12, 1896, with the Philadelphia Phillies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Nap Lajoie baseball stats page.

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"(Nap) Lajoie quickly became one of the best hitters in the National League. His stance appeared lazy and nonchalant, but he was able to whip his bat through the strike zone with extraordinary quickness." - Historian Eric Enders in 2001 MLB All-Star Program

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Birth Name:
Napoleon Lajoie
Nickname:
King or Nap or Poli
Born On:
09-05-1874  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-07-1959 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Cemetery:
Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Florida
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out At Age 11)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
08-12-1896 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-26-1916
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Nap Lajoie Pitching Stats

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Nap Lajoie Hitting Stats

1896 22 Phillies 39 175 36 57 12 7 4 0 42 1 - 11 2 - 0 - .326 .330 .543
1897 23 Phillies 127 545 107 198 40 23 9 0 127 15 - - 5 - 12 - .363 .393 .571
1898 24 Phillies 147 608 113 200 43 11 6 0 127 21 - - 5 - 7 - .329 .358 .465
1899 25 Phillies 77 312 70 117 19 9 6 0 70 12 - - 3 - 10 - .375 .416 .551
1900 26 Phillies 102 451 95 156 33 12 7 0 92 10 - - 2 - 8 - .346 .371 .519
1901 27 Athletics 131 544 145 229 48 14 14 2 125 24 - - 1 - 13 - .421 .458 .638
1902 28 Athletics 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - - 0 - 0 - .250 .250 .250
1902 28 Blues 86 348 81 128 35 5 7 1 64 19 - - 8 - 6 - .368 .410 .557
1903 29 Blues 125 485 90 173 41 11 7 0 93 24 - - 13 - 3 - .357 .391 .530
1904 30 Blues 140 553 92 211 49 15 5 0 102 27 - - 6 - 8 - .382 .418 .552
1905 31 Naps 65 249 29 82 12 2 2 0 41 17 - - 3 - 2 - .329 .377 .418
1906 32 Naps 152 602 88 214 48 9 0 0 91 30 - - 17 - 6 - .355 .392 .465
1907 33 Naps 137 509 53 153 30 6 2 1 63 30 - - 13 - 6 - .301 .347 .395
1908 34 Naps 157 581 77 168 32 6 2 0 74 47 - - 30 - 9 - .289 .352 .375
1909 35 Naps 128 469 56 152 33 7 1 0 47 35 - - 11 - 6 - .324 .378 .431
1910 36 Naps 159 591 94 227 51 7 4 0 76 60 - - 21 - 5 - .384 .445 .514
1911 37 Naps 90 315 36 115 20 1 2 0 60 26 - - 8 - 4 - .365 .420 .454
1912 38 Naps 117 448 66 165 34 4 0 0 90 28 - - 17 - 7 - .368 .414 .462
1913 39 Naps 137 465 66 156 25 2 1 0 68 33 - 17 12 - 15 - .335 .398 .404
1914 40 Naps 121 419 37 108 14 3 0 0 50 32 - 15 15 - 2 - .258 .313 .305
1915 41 Athletics 129 490 40 137 24 5 1 0 61 11 - 16 15 - 4 - .280 .301 .355
1916 42 Athletics 113 426 33 105 14 4 2 0 35 14 - 26 14 - 1 - .246 .272 .312
21 Years 2,480 9,589 1,504 3,252 657 163 82 4 1,599 516 - 85 221 - 134 - .339 .381 .467

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Nap Lajoie Fielding Stats

1896 Phillies 1B 39 - - 376 9.6 374 363 11 2 27 n/a n/a n/a .995 0.00
1897 Phillies 1B 108 - - 1,134 10.5 1,116 1,079 37 18 45 n/a n/a n/a .984 0.00
1897 Phillies 3B 2 - - 3 1.5 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1898 Phillies 1B 1 - - 8 8.0 8 7 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1898 Phillies 2B 146 - - 894 6.1 848 442 406 46 59 n/a n/a n/a .949 0.00
1899 Phillies 2B 67 - - 477 7.1 455 224 231 22 39 n/a n/a n/a .954 0.00
1899 Phillies CF 5 - - 13 2.6 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1900 Phillies 2B 102 - - 658 6.5 628 287 341 30 69 n/a n/a n/a .954 0.00
1900 Phillies 3B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1901 Athletics 2B 119 - - 808 6.8 776 395 381 32 60 n/a n/a n/a .960 0.00
1901 Athletics SS 12 - - 80 6.7 78 35 43 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 0.00
1902 Athletics 2B 1 - - 5 5.0 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1902 Blues 2B 86 - - 568 6.6 553 270 283 15 49 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
1903 Blues 1B 1 - - 11 11.0 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1903 Blues 2B 122 - - 804 6.6 768 366 402 36 61 n/a n/a n/a .955 0.00
1903 Blues 3B 1 - - 6 6.0 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1904 Blues 1B 2 - - 21 10.5 21 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1904 Blues 2B 95 - - 548 5.8 527 272 255 21 42 n/a n/a n/a .962 0.00
1904 Blues SS 44 - - 233 5.3 216 86 130 17 10 n/a n/a n/a .927 0.00
1905 Naps 1B 5 - - 52 10.4 52 50 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1905 Naps 2B 59 - - 328 5.6 325 148 177 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .991 0.00
1906 Naps 2B 130 - - 790 6.1 769 354 415 21 76 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
1906 Naps 3B 15 - - 65 4.3 60 20 40 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .923 0.00
1906 Naps SS 7 - - 41 5.9 39 15 24 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 0.00
1907 Naps 1B 9 - - 107 11.9 106 95 11 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 0.00
1907 Naps 2B 128 - - 800 6.3 775 314 461 25 86 n/a n/a n/a .969 0.00
1908 Naps 1B 1 - - 15 15.0 15 10 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1908 Naps 2B 156 - - 1,025 6.6 988 450 538 37 78 n/a n/a n/a .964 0.00
1909 Naps 1B 8 - - 92 11.5 92 89 3 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1909 Naps 2B 120 - - 683 5.7 655 282 373 28 55 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
1910 Naps 1B 10 - - 124 12.4 122 114 8 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 0.00
1910 Naps 2B 149 - - 834 5.6 806 387 419 28 60 n/a n/a n/a .966 0.00
1911 Naps 1B 41 - - 408 10.0 404 388 16 4 17 n/a n/a n/a .990 0.00
1911 Naps 2B 37 - - 194 5.2 184 91 93 10 16 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
1912 Naps 1B 20 - - 186 9.3 183 171 12 3 13 n/a n/a n/a .984 0.00
1912 Naps 2B 97 - - 511 5.3 490 241 249 21 49 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
1913 Naps 2B 126 - - 662 5.3 642 279 363 20 59 n/a n/a n/a .970 0.00
1914 Naps 1B 31 - - 323 10.4 318 300 18 5 22 n/a n/a n/a .985 0.00
1914 Naps 2B 80 - - 419 5.2 402 187 215 17 45 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
1915 Athletics 1B 5 5 138 53 10.6 52 49 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 10.17
1915 Athletics 2B 110 106 2,739 606 5.5 583 251 332 23 61 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.75
1915 Athletics 3B 2 3 81 10 5.0 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.33
1915 Athletics SS 10 10 261 48 4.8 46 14 32 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .958 4.76
1916 Athletics 1B 5 5 135 60 12.0 59 52 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 11.80
1916 Athletics 2B 105 104 2,637 595 5.7 579 254 325 16 61 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.93
1916 Athletics LF 2 3 48 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.56
2B Totals 2,035 210 5,376 12,209 6.0 11,758 5,496 6,262 451 1,050 n/a n/a n/a .963 59.05
1B Totals 286 10 273 2,970 10.4 2,933 2,798 135 37 137 n/a n/a n/a .988 290.08
SS Totals 73 10 261 402 5.5 379 150 229 23 20 n/a n/a n/a .943 39.21
3B Totals 21 3 81 84 4.0 79 26 53 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .940 26.33
CF Totals 5 0 0 13 2.6 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
LF Totals 2 3 48 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.56
21 Years 2,422 236 6,039 15,679 6.5 15,163 8,483 6,680 516 1,211 n/a n/a n/a .967 67.79

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Nap Lajoie Miscellaneous Stats

1896 Phillies 7 - - 0 0 n/a 43.8 15.9 4.2 - - -
1897 Phillies 20 - - 0 0 n/a 60.6 0.0 4.3 - - -
1898 Phillies 25 - - 0 0 n/a 101.3 0.0 4.8 - - -
1899 Phillies 13 - - 0 0 n/a 52.0 0.0 4.5 - - -
1900 Phillies 22 - - 0 0 n/a 64.4 0.0 4.9 - - -
1901 Athletics 27 - - 0 0 n/a 38.9 0.0 4.4 - - -
1902 Athletics 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 - - -
1902 Blues 19 - - 0 0 n/a 49.7 0.0 5.4 - - -
1903 Blues 21 - - 0 0 n/a 69.3 0.0 5.2 - - -
1904 Blues 29 - - 0 0 n/a 110.6 0.0 5.4 - - -
1905 Naps 11 - - 0 0 n/a 124.5 0.0 6.1 - - -
1906 Naps 20 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 6.6 - - -
1907 Naps 24 - - 0 0 n/a 254.5 0.0 8.1 - - -
1908 Naps 15 - - 0 0 n/a 290.5 0.0 7.9 - - -
1909 Naps 13 - - 0 0 n/a 469.0 0.0 10.0 - - -
1910 Naps 26 - - 0 0 n/a 147.8 0.0 7.8 - - -
1911 Naps 13 - - 0 0 n/a 157.5 0.0 5.3 - - -
1912 Naps 18 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.0 - - -
1913 Naps 17 - - 0 0 n/a 465.0 27.4 6.8 - - -
1914 Naps 14 15 .483 0 0 n/a 0.0 27.9 8.4 - - -
1915 Athletics 10 6 .625 0 0 n/a 490.0 30.6 8.0 - - -
1916 Athletics 15 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 213.0 16.4 12.2 - - -
21 Years 380 21 .948 0 0 n/a 116.9 112.8 6.0 - - -

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Nap Lajoie Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1896 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1897 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1898 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1899 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $2,400.00 n/a n/a
1900 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $2,600.00 n/a n/a
1901 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $4,000.00 n/a n/a
1902 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $7,000.00 n/a n/a
1902 Cleveland Blues n/a "     " n/a n/a
1903 Cleveland Blues n/a $7,000.00 n/a -
1904 Cleveland Blues n/a $7,000.00 n/a n/a
1905 Cleveland Naps n/a $7,000.00 n/a -
1906 Cleveland Naps n/a $8,500.00 n/a -
1907 Cleveland Naps n/a $9,500.00 n/a -
1908 Cleveland Naps n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1909 Cleveland Naps n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1910 Cleveland Naps n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1911 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1913 Cleveland Naps n/a $9,000.00 n/a -
1914 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Did you know that Nap Lajoie was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Lajoie was named one of the nine second basemen.

Did you know that Nap Lajoie was the first American League player to be intentionally walked, while the bases were fully loaded? [ Intentional Bases On Balls Records ] Do you know who the first player in baseball history this happened to? [ Answer ]

In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

Nap Lajoie Hall of Fame Plaque
Nap Lajoie | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1937 ( HOF )
Nap Lajoie is one of the most debatable Hall of Fame players in history, not because of his statistical worthiness, but rather how to pronounce his last name! Let the debate exist no longer, Milwaukee Journal, 1903: "Advice to fans: If you want to make Lajoie mad all over, mispronounce his name. But if you mean to make a lifelong friend of the best all-around ball player in the world pronounce his name like this: 'Lash' — as if you had been drinking tanglefoot. Slur the 'h' and be just as dissipated about it as you know how. Then 'you' — ordinary 'you' and 'way'. Now you have it: 'L-a-j-o-i-e' is pronounced 'Lash-you-way', with the accent on the first syllable. Being a guy with a French last name, I know how many different ways it can be said. Heck, I don't even say it the way it should be."

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