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    Napoleon Lajoie Oil Painting. The first second baseman inducted into the Hall of Fame Nap Lajoie played for 21 years, and helped bring the American League from infancy, to respectability. A combination of defensive ability, hitting ability and leadership that may be unparalleled in major league history. The popular player-manager was so well-loved that when he went to the Cleveland Bronchos in 1903, they changed their name to the Cleveland Naps in his honor. He topped .300 in 17 of his 21 major league seasons, 10 times batting over .350 for a lifetime average of .339. He led the AL in slugging 5 times, the only second baseman (not named Hornsby) to do so in the history of the game. Offered is an original oil painting measuring 40" x 24" from artist Grant Smith, depicting Lajoie in uniform with arms folded.

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