Hall of Famer Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie (pronounced “Lajaway”) played second base for the Indians from 1902-1914. He’s best known for batting .422 in 1901 (it’s still the highest average in American League history. The same year, he also became the first person intentionally walked with the bases loaded. From 1903-1914, the team was called the “Naps” in honor of Lajoie. The name was officially changed to the present-day “Indians” in 1915.
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