Lajoie’s 1901 season is ridiculously freakish. He led the league in everything: he had 350 total bases in 131 games! His WAR of 9.4 was the second highest ever to that point, trailing only Dan Brouthers mark in 1892. But, despite the discounted rating, Lajoie is still one of the all-time legends. There have only been 67 occasions on which a player has posted an OPS+ of 190 or higher. Lajoie did it three times.
Thanks to his large hands and strong throwing arm, he was a good fielder in an era when the diamonds were like rock quarries and the gloves looked like gardening mittens. He ranks 17th in fielding runs all-time, just behind Grich.