Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (1874-1959) was one of the greatest hitters and all-around players in the history of the major leagues. He still holds the American League single-season record for batting average. His jump from the National League Philadelphia Phillies to the American League Philadelphia Athletics gave credibility to the new league and his move to Cleveland invigorated a struggling franchise.
The Cobb-Lajoie Race of 1910
Details of the closely contested batting championship including cooperation by opposing players, incorrect statistics, and personal likes and dislikes for the two players.
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