Nap Lajoie

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1896—1916

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#37
Second Base RANK
#5

Player Detail

Napoleon
GIVEN NAME
Lajoie
SURNAME
September 5, 1874, in Woonsocket, RI
BORN
February 7, 1959, in Daytona Beach, FL, USA
DIED
1896—1916
Playing Career
Played from 21-41
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia A's
Cleveland Indians
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Cleveland Naps
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Larry, Poli
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 12, 1896
Major League Debut
August 26, 1916
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Nap Lajoie?

Was such a great player that Cleveland briefly named their team after him.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

60

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Napolean Lajoie is one of the few players to have a team adopt his name as theirs. Cleveland played as the “Naps” from 1903 to 1914.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1988
2522
50
1141
.336

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1906 Cleveland Naps

31 Years Old

.356
AVG
0
HR
91
RBI
88
RUNS
.392
OBP
214
HITS
48
2B
9
3B
.465
SLG
30
BB
20
SB
10.0
WAR
So great the team was named after him.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.336
.382
.451

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.833
.676
125.2

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
83.7
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Nap Lajoie Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Lajoie
550
186
86
38
9
5
92
30
18
22
256
223
.336
.382
.451
833
AVG 2B
534
142
71
21
8
2
67
43
37
22
185
191
.267
.328
.347
.676

Nap Lajoie Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
5
3
4
3
4
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
3
3
4
4
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Nap Lajoie PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
107.3
60.2
41.8
28.4
8.74
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Nap Lajoie
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
494.4
258.4
172.7
128.6
40.2
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Nap Lajoie
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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