Nap Lajoie

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Birthdate 9/5/1874
Death Date 2/7/1959
Debut Year 1896
Year of Induction 1937
Teams Athletics, Indians, Phillies
Positions First Base, Second Base

Nap Lajoie won 5 batting crowns including four in a row from 1901-1904. His .426 average in 1901 capped the 20th century’s first Triple Crown.

In the collection:

Government postcard autographed by Larry Lajoie postmarked July 4, 1949

Government postcard autographed by Larry Lajoie postmarked July 4, 1949

In the collection is a government postcard (GPC) autographed by Larry Lajoie and dated July 1, 1949. The postmark is from three days later on the 4th of July from Lajoie’s home town. A  five-time batting champ, Lajoie hit a career-high .426 in 1901 and was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1937.
Letter from former AL President about 1910 batting title

Letter from former AL President about 1910 batting title

In the collection is a letter from Lee MacPhail with interesting content in a letter about the 1910 batting race. Before the 1910 season Hugh Chalmers, head of the Chalmers Automobile Company announced that the batting champions from both leagues would receive a Chalmers 30 automobile as part of a p

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