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All graded cards will be secured with rigid cardboard inserts. About the Set: The 1914 Cracker Jack (E145-1) set was produced by the Cracker Jack Company out of Chicago and used to market boxes of cracker jacks. The detailed artwork and vivid colors used to manufacture the cards are what make them a favorite among vintage collectors today. The 1914 Cracker Cards were exclusively packaged in boxes of Cracker Jacks, unlike the 1915 set which could also be redeemed by mailing in coupons from the cracker jack boxes. This makes cards from the 1914 set tougher to find in high grade condition (and more valuable), as all of the cards were subjected to the caramel inside the cracker jack box.The 1914 Cracker Jack set consists of 144 cards, measuring 2-1/4" X 3", all with a red background, and all with a short biography and card number on the back of the card. Some of the key cards in the set include Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie, and Grover Alexander. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Born: September 5, 1874 Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Died: February 7, 1959 (aged 84) Daytona Beach, Florida. August 12, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
August 26, 1916 for the Philadelphia Athletics. 1901 American League Triple Crown. September 5, 1874 February 7, 1959, also known as Larry Lajoie , was an American. He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. In his career as a second baseman.
He was considered one of the greatest players of the fledgling American League. In the early 20th century, and the most serious of Ty Cobb. Lajoie was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lajoie started his career in the National League.Owned by former Phillies' part-owner Benjamin Shibe. And managed by Connie Mack.
The same year Lajoie became the second Major Leaguer to be intentionally walked. With the bases loaded after Abner Dalrymple. Only four other players have done it since: Del Bissonette. The next year the Phillies obtained an injunction. Barring Lajoie from playing baseball for any team other than the Phillies.
However, a lawyer discovered the injunction was only enforceable in the state of Pennsylvania. Mack responded by trading Lajoie to the then-moribund Cleveland Bluebirds. Had provided considerable financial assistance to the A's in the early years.
Lajoie arrived in Cleveland on June 4, and proved to be the shot in the arm the Bluebirds needed, drawing 10,000 fans to League Park. He was named team captain a few weeks later, and at the end of the season the team changed its name to the "Naps" in his honor. For the remainder of 1902.
Lajoie and teammate Elmer Flick. Traveled separately from the rest of the team, never setting foot in Pennsylvania so as to avoid a subpoena. The issue was finally resolved when the leagues made peace through the National Agreement in September 1903. Lajoie won three batting titles and might have won a fourth if he had not contracted sepsis.
From an untreated spike injury in 1905. With Cobb's arrival in the Majors in 1905, however, Lajoie faced real competition. Main article: 1910 Chalmers Award.
The Lajoie-Cobb rivalry reached a peak in 1910, when the Chalmers Auto Company. A direct predecessor to modern-day Chrysler. Promised a car to the batting leader (and MVP) that year. Cobb took the final two games of the 1910 season off, confident that his average was high enough to win the AL batting title unless Lajoie had a near-perfect final day.Lajoie, a far more popular player than Cobb, was allowed by the opposing St. To go 8-for-8 in a season-ending doubleheader. After a "sun-hindered" fly ball went for a triple. And another batted ball landed for a cleanly hit single, Lajoie had five subsequent "hits" bunt. Singles dropped in front of third baseman Red Corriden. Who was playing closer to shallow left field. On orders of manager Jack O'Connor. Lajoie also laid down a sixth bunt that was muffed for an errorofficially giving him a hitless at-bat and dropping his average. O'Connor and coach Harry Howell.
Then offered a new wardrobe to the official scorer, a woman, if she changed it to a hit. She refused, and the resulting uproar resulted in O'Connor and Howell being kicked out of baseball for life. Nap Lajoie on a 1911. As it turns out, Lajoie's average is not the only one tainted by controversy; Cobb's average might have been inflated by counting a game twice in his statistics when one day he went 2-for-3, as researchers discovered 70 years later.
In the end, the Chalmers Auto Company avoided taking sides in the dispute by awarding cars to both Cobb and Lajoie for their thrilling batting race. Lajoie ended his career in 1915.
With a return to the Athletics, finishing with a lifetime. His career total of 3,242 hits was the second best in Major League history at the time, behind only Honus Wagner.
Lajoie's 2,521 hits in the AL was the league record until Cobb surpassed it in 1918. Among second basemen, Lajoie posted staggering career offensive numbers; in the history of baseball, only Rogers Hornsby. Lajoie was among the second group of players elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937. Being inducted when the Hall opened in 1939.He died in Daytona Beach. At the age of 84.
In 1999, he ranked number 29 on The Sporting News. List of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. And was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.Lajoie is mentioned in the poem "Line-Up for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash. L is for Lajoie Whom Clevelanders love, Napoleon himself, With glue in his glove. The item "NAP LAJOIE 1914 Cracker Jack E145-1 #66 PSA 1 PR CLEVELAND HALL OF FAME Prewar" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020.
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