| joined the 3,000-Hit Club with a hit off New York Yankee pitcher Marty
McHale in the first game of a doubleheader played in Cleveland, September 27, 1914. Like
Honus Wagner, Lajoie joined the Club in style by socking a double.
The historic hit was the highlight of a lackluster season for Lajoie, as the hard-hitting second baseman struggled at the plate. While Nap concluded the 1914 campaign with a weak batting average of .258, Ty Cobb led the league by batting .368 his eighth consecutive batting title dating back to 1907. Less than seven years later, Ty Cobb became the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club.
|Boxscore from Sporting Life|