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William Richard Lajoie
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Western Michigan University
- Born September 27, 1934 in Wyandotte, MI USA
- Died December 28, 2010 in Osprey, FL, USA
 Biographical Information
Outfielder Bill Lajoie played in the minor leagues from 1955 to 1964.
Lajoie then was a scout for the Cincinnati Reds (1965-1967) and Detroit Tigers (1969-1973) and minor league manager. He was Scouting Director of the Detroit Tigers from 1974 to 1978 and assistant GM from 1979 to 1983. He was General Manager of the Tigers from 1984 to 1990. He played a major role in the construction of the Tigers' 1984 World Series-winning team.
After that, he spent a decade working for the Atlanta Braves. After stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox, he worked in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office starting in 2006. In 2009, he was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a "Senior Advisor to the General Manager". He passed away at his home in Florida at age 76 in 2010.
|Detroit Tigers General Manager
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1968||GCL Reds||Gulf Coast League||28-33||5th||Cincinnati Reds||none|
|1969||Bristol Tigers||Appalachian League||34-34||4th||Detroit Tigers||none|