Lajoie, Nap

Lajoie, (Napoleon) Nap

(1874–1959) baseball player; born in Woonsocket, R.I. During his 21-year career as a second baseman (1896–1916), mostly with the Cleveland Indians, he posted a lifetime batting average of .339. In 1901, he batted .422, highest ever in a season in the American League. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1937.
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Seasonal batting average POS PLAYER YEAR ADJ-BA REAL-BA RP ([dagger]) 1 Hornsby, Rogers 1924 .4288 .4235 5 2 Sisler, George 1922 .4128 .4198 6 3 Cobb, Ty 1922 .4011 .4011 25 4 Sisler, George 1920 .4006 .4073 14 5 Heilmann, Harry 1923 .4004 .4027 20 6 Hornsby, Rogers 1921 .4000 .3970 28 7 Williams, Ted 1957 .3995 .3881 48 8 Lajoie, Nap 1910 .3993 .3841 62 9 Williams, Ted 1941 .3991 .4057 16 10 Cobb, Ty 1918 .3981 .3824 69 13 Cobb, Ty 1911 .3972 .4196 7 32 Lajoie, Nap 1901 .3834 .4265 3 50 Delahanty, Ed 1899 .3764 .4096 9 e.