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Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers

Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers

by David L. Fleitz
     
 

Napoleon Lajoie was the sixth player, and the first second baseman, to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, which lasted from 1896 to 1916, he was regularly called the "King of Ballplayers" and was widely regarded as the greatest baseball player of all time before Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth came along. Colorful, competitive, and often

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Napoleon Lajoie was the sixth player, and the first second baseman, to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, which lasted from 1896 to 1916, he was regularly called the "King of Ballplayers" and was widely regarded as the greatest baseball player of all time before Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth came along. Colorful, competitive, and often unpredictable, Lajoie was so popular that the Cleveland team was called the Naps in his honor while he played for them. He was a multiple batting champion, the American League's first Triple Crown winner, and the third member of the 3,000 hits club. This book is the first ever full-length biography of this long ago superstar.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
this full biography of Lajoie, the first ever, will be welcomed by baseball history buffs
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
excellent, well-documented biography
Spitball
due to Fleitz's careful research and detailed account, fans are now able for the first time to enjoy a complete picture of this baseball immortal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786468799
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
753,976
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David L. Fleitz, author of eight books on baseball history, is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. A computer systems analyst, he lives in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan.

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