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Nap Lajoie    \LAA-zhuh-way\

Napoleon Lajoie (Larry or Poli)

Positions: Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 5, 1874 in Woonsocket, RI(All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1896 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Naps/Phillies/Athletics/Bronchos 1896-1916

Final Game: August 26, 1916 (Age 41)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1937 (168/201 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Nap Lajoie Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 7, 1959 in Daytona Beach, FL
Buried: Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, FL
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1896 PHI NL 21 1B 39 376 363 11 2 27 .995 9.59 .980 10.48
1897 PHI NL 22 1B 108 1134 1079 37 18 45 .984 10.33 .980 10.23
1897 PHI NL 22 OF 19 45 37 6 2 0 .956 2.26 .936 2.09 2-0-18
1897 PHI NL 22 3B 2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .893 3.35
1898 PHI NL 23 2B 146 894 442 406 46 59 .949 5.81 .943 5.62
1898 PHI NL 23 1B 1 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 8.00 .978 10.30
1899 PHI NL 24 2B 67 482 224 236 22 39 .954 6.87 .941 5.55
1899 PHI NL 24 OF 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 2.60 .944 2.16 0-5-0
1900 PHI NL 25 2B 102 658 287 341 30 69 .954 6.16 .938 5.27
1900 PHI NL 25 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.80
1901 PHA AL 26 2B 119 808 395 381 32 60 .960 6.52 .935 5.71
1901 PHA AL 26 SS 12 80 35 43 2 3 .975 6.50 .898 5.34
1902 TOT AL 27 2B 87 573 272 286 15 49 .974 6.41 .948 5.36
1902 PHA AL 27 2B 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .948 5.40
1902 CLE AL 27 2B 86 568 270 283 15 49 .974 6.43 .948 5.36
1903 CLE AL 28 2B 122 804 366 402 36 61 .955 6.30 .943 5.11
1903 CLE AL 28 1B 1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 11.00 .981 10.80
1903 CLE AL 28 3B 1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 6.00 .922 3.20
1904 CLE AL 29 2B 95 548 272 255 21 42 .962 5.55 .954 5.11
1904 CLE AL 29 SS 44 233 86 130 17 10 .927 4.91 .934 5.30
1904 CLE AL 29 1B 2 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 10.50 .982 11.05
1905 CLE AL 30 2B 59 328 148 177 3 25 .991 5.51 .952 5.00
1905 CLE AL 30 1B 5 52 50 2 0 2 1.000 10.40 .982 10.78
1906 CLE AL 31 2B 130 790 354 415 21 76 .973 5.92 .954 5.31
1906 CLE AL 31 3B 15 65 20 40 5 3 .923 4.00 .921 3.23
1906 CLE AL 31 SS 7 41 15 24 2 2 .951 5.57 .934 5.59
1907 CLE AL 32 2B 128 800 314 461 25 86 .969 6.05 .954 5.43
1907 CLE AL 32 1B 9 107 95 11 1 1 .991 11.78 .982 11.16
1908 CLE AL 33 2B 156 1025 450 538 37 78 .964 6.33 .951 5.22
1908 CLE AL 33 1B 1 15 10 5 0 0 1.000 15.00 .984 11.40
1909 CLE AL 34 2B 120 683 282 373 28 55 .959 5.46 .953 4.91
1909 CLE AL 34 1B 8 92 89 3 0 5 1.000 11.50 .985 11.12
1910 CLE AL 35 2B 149 834 387 419 28 60 .966 5.41 .945 5.02
1910 CLE AL 35 1B 10 124 114 8 2 3 .984 12.20 .983 11.07
1911 CLE AL 36 1B 41 408 388 16 4 17 .990 9.85 .978 10.34 MVP-13
1911 CLE AL 36 2B 37 194 91 93 10 16 .948 4.97 .949 5.16 MVP-13
1912 CLE AL 37 2B 97 511 241 249 21 49 .959 5.05 .945 4.91
1912 CLE AL 37 1B 20 186 171 12 3 13 .984 9.15 .983 10.38
1913 CLE AL 38 2B 126 662 279 363 20 59 .970 5.10 .954 4.98 MVP-11
1914 CLE AL 39 2B 80 79 78 419 187 215 17 45 .959 5.03 .953 4.93
1914 CLE AL 39 1B 31 30 30 323 300 18 5 22 .985 10.26 .985 10.57
1915 PHA AL 40 2B 110 106 106 606 251 332 23 61 .962 5.30 .956 5.14
1915 PHA AL 40 SS 10 10 10 48 14 32 2 5 .958 4.60 .937 5.15
1915 PHA AL 40 1B 5 5 5 53 49 3 1 0 .981 10.40 .987 10.78
1915 PHA AL 40 3B 2 3 3 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 5.00 .925 3.15
1916 PHA AL 41 2B 105 104 101 595 254 325 16 61 .973 5.51 .964 5.06
1916 PHA AL 41 1B 5 5 5 60 52 7 1 1 .983 11.80 .988 11.00
1916 PHA AL 41 LF 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 2.23
1916 PHA AL 41 OF 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.10
19 Seasons 2B 2035 289 285 12214 5496 6267 451 1050 .963 5.78 .949 5.21
15 Seasons 1B 286 40 40 2970 2798 135 37 137 .988 10.26 .981 10.46
4 Seasons SS 73 10 10 402 150 229 23 20 .943 5.19 .927 5.31
3 Seasons OF 26 3 2 59 50 7 2 0 .966 2.19 .938 2.10 5-5-18
5 Seasons 3B 21 3 3 84 26 53 5 4 .940 3.76 .921 3.26
1 Season (incomplete) LF 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 2.23
21 Seasons TOT 2441 345 340 15729 8520 6691 518 1211 .967 6.23 .954 5.78 5-5-18
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1896 PHI NL 21 39 39 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897 PHI NL 22 127 127 0 0 108 0 2 0 2 0 18 19 0
1898 PHI NL 23 147 147 0 0 1 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 PHI NL 24 77 77 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
1900 PHI NL 25 102 102 0 0 0 102 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 PHA AL 26 131 131 0 0 0 119 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
1902 CLE AL 27 86 86 0 0 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902 PHA AL 27 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903 CLE AL 28 125 125 0 0 1 122 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1904 CLE AL 29 140 140 0 0 2 95 0 44 0 0 0 0 0
1905 CLE AL 30 65 65 0 0 5 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906 CLE AL 31 152 152 0 0 0 130 15 7 0 0 0 0 0
1907 CLE AL 32 137 137 0 0 9 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 CLE AL 33 157 157 0 0 1 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CLE AL 34 128 128 0 0 8 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CLE AL 35 159 159 0 0 10 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 CLE AL 36 90 90 0 0 41 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 CLE AL 37 117 117 0 0 20 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 CLE AL 38 137 137 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 CLE AL 39 121 121 0 0 31 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 PHA AL 40 129 129 0 0 5 110 2 10 0 0 0 0 0
1916 PHA AL 41 113 112 113 112 0 0 6 105 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0
21 Seasons 2480 112 2480 112 0 0 287 2035 21 73 5 5 18 27 0 1 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (64.6%)
1936 Veterans ( 2.6%)
1937 BBWAA (83.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1937 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (13, 8%)
1913 AL (11, 11%)
0.19 Career Shares (772nd)

Putoutss c a p y
1897 NL  1,117 (4th)

Assistss c a p y
1906 AL  479 (3rd)
1907 AL  472 (4th)
1908 AL  543 (3rd)
Career  6,691 (20th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
Career  518 (75th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1897 NL  1,079 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  146 (1st)
1903 AL  122 (4th)
1906 AL  130 (3rd)
1907 AL  128 (3rd)
1908 AL  156 (1st)
1909 AL  120 (4th)
1910 AL  149 (2nd)
1912 AL  97 (5th)
1913 AL  126 (5th)
1915 AL  110 (5th)
1916 AL  105 (5th)
Career  2,035 (11th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  442 (1st)
1900 NL  287 (5th)
1901 AL  395 (1st)
1902 AL  272 (5th)
1903 AL  366 (1st)
1906 AL  354 (1st)
1907 AL  314 (3rd)
1908 AL  450 (1st)
1909 AL  282 (2nd)
1910 AL  387 (2nd)
1912 AL  241 (5th)
1913 AL  279 (3rd)
1915 AL  251 (3rd)
1916 AL  254 (4th)
Career  5,496 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1900 NL  341 (3rd)
1903 AL  402 (3rd)
1906 AL  415 (1st)
1907 AL  461 (1st)
1908 AL  538 (1st)
1909 AL  373 (3rd)
1910 AL  419 (2nd)
1913 AL  363 (3rd)
1915 AL  332 (5th)
1916 AL  325 (5th)
Career  6,267 (11th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  46 (3rd)
1903 AL  36 (2nd)
1908 AL  37 (2nd)
1909 AL  28 (3rd)
1910 AL  28 (5th)
1915 AL  23 (5th)
1916 AL  16 (5th)
Career  451 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  59 (4th)
1900 NL  69 (1st)
1901 AL  60 (4th)
1902 AL  49 (5th)
1903 AL  61 (1st)
1904 AL  42 (3rd)
1905 AL  25 (5th)
1906 AL  76 (1st)
1907 AL  86 (1st)
1908 AL  78 (1st)
1909 AL  55 (1st)
1910 AL  60 (2nd)
1912 AL  49 (2nd)
1913 AL  59 (2nd)
1914 AL  45 (4th)
1915 AL  61 (2nd)
1916 AL  61 (3rd)
Career  1,050 (23rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1897 NL  .984 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  5.81 (3rd)
1900 NL  6.16 (1st)
1901 AL  6.52 (1st)
1902 AL  6.41 (1st)
1903 AL  6.30 (1st)
1904 AL  5.55 (1st)
1906 AL  5.92 (2nd)
1907 AL  6.05 (2nd)
1908 AL  6.33 (1st)
1909 AL  5.46 (1st)
1910 AL  5.41 (2nd)
1912 AL  5.05 (4th)
1913 AL  5.10 (4th)
1914 AL  5.03 (3rd)
1915 AL  5.30 (4th)
1916 AL  5.51 (2nd)
Career  5.78 (22nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1898 NL  .949 (4th)
1900 NL  .954 (1st)
1901 AL  .960 (1st)
1903 AL  .955 (2nd)
1906 AL  .973 (1st)
1907 AL  .969 (1st)
1908 AL  .964 (1st)
1909 AL  .959 (4th)
1910 AL  .966 (2nd)
1913 AL  .970 (1st)
1915 AL  .962 (4th)
1916 AL  .973 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1911 AL  born 1874-09-05 (7th)
1913 AL  born 1874-09-05 (6th)
1914 AL  born 1874-09-05 (4th)
1915 AL  born 1874-09-05 (3rd)
1916 AL  born 1874-09-05 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: Larry Larry,Poli Nap napolean Napoleon Poli lajioe Lajoie

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