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.

Nap Lajoie's 3,000th Hit
Date: September 27, 1914 (1) Location: League Park, Cleveland
Club: Cleveland (AL) Opponent: New York (AL)
Pitcher: Marty McHale Hit: Double
Total career hits: 3,252

Boxscore from Sporting Life

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