Napolean Lajoie (1874-1959) played 21 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies (1896-1900), the Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1902, 1915-1916) and the Cleveland Bluebirds/Naps/Indians (1902-1914). Also known as Larry, Lajoie hit .350 or better on ten seasons including the 1901 season when he batted .422 (an American League record that stands today) and captured the Triple Crown with 14 home runs and 232 hits. During Nap’s electric 1901 season, he became the first Major League player to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded in order to minimize the damage. Lajoie was shipped to a struggling Cleveland Bluebirds team and became an immediate impact. After his first season in Cleveland, the team was renamed the Naps in his honor. Larry Lajoie had a career batting average of .339, had 3,252 hits and 82 home runs while also stealing 395 bases. Napolean Lajoie was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.