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.

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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
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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