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Old 01-06-2011, 02:22 PM
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Default Napoleon Lajoie - his last name

Interesting....well maybe, maybe not.

I've always read his name to be Lajoie, pronouncing it all these years (42 to be exact): "La-Joy", basically. Well I have a book on tape about him and it actually was pronounced:
"Loge Wah"

Sounding very French.

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:28 PM
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No, It's like a french mobster, La Joey
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Crazy that Napoleon would have a French sounding last name.

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Default Comes up a lot here

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthr...highlight=lazh

....which has another link to an earlier archived thread about it.

Also, if you listen to the 1939 Baseball Centennial CD --

http://www.amazon.com/1839-1939-Base...4346085&sr=8-1

-- Nap Lajoie himself is announced and speaks at the podium. If I remember correctly, it's Nap Lah-zha-way.

In the Baseball song on Ken Burns CD, the singer pronounces it Lay-o-way.

But it is definitely not La-Joy or La-Joey.
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This topic magically seems to appear every few months it seems. Poor Nap...with the most mis-pronounced name in bb history!

Lah(like lat)-zhuh-way.
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This is why I only collect Ed Ott cards.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:45 PM
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Harry Carray would have had some fun with it forwards and backwards.

Harry would usually be bombed, via several Old Styles, with the Sox, and Cubs as well in his later years, and read the players names backwards.

He was the best!.....and the worst.
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This is one of the many, many reasons to get The Glory of Their Times CD's. Those guys say Nap's name. And other names. And lots of great stuff. La zha way.
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Crazy that Napoleon would have a French sounding last name.

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It's spelled Lajoie, but it’s pronounced “Throatwobbler Mangrove"
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Crazy that Napoleon would have a French sounding last name.

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Isn't it, Bah Zha Way.
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It's pronounced Cicotte.
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It's pronounced "o-ver-priced."
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"This is why I only collect Ed Ott cards."

Very funny, Anthony!
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My very first post on the old Net54 when I was just a young lad just starting out in this crazy hobby.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/15365...+%22Lajoie%22-

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It's spelled Lajoie, but it’s pronounced “Throatwobbler Mangrove"
I thought it was spelled "Luxury Yacht"?
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BigSpiderBeck-I remember that id-I did not realize that was you David-I feel lucky to know you.

I have always said LAH-j'way but its my wife that is the English major
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Tony, good to see another Python fan here!
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Prince John: Such an unusual name, "Latrine." How did your family come by it?
Latrine: We changed it in the 9th century.
Prince John: You mean you changed it TO "Latrine"?
Latrine: Yeah. Used to be "Shithouse."
Prince John: It's a good change. That's a good change!
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This is one of the many, many reasons to get The Glory of Their Times CD's. Those guys say Nap's name. And other names. And lots of great stuff. La zha way.
Yep, that's the best baseball-related purchase I ever made. Still get endless hours of enjoyment listening to it.
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Esteemed and learned gentlemen of the Net 54 forum and message board, it is my considered opinion that the correct pronunciation of the name of the professional athlete under discussion is as follows: Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm.

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Plain pieces of paper with the words STEPHEN STRASBURG on them... only $2.40 each plus shipping

Can I get bulk rate quote? Say 2000. Then after you have them all written out I'll cancel the order. But you'll then have them. So.......you'll have that going for u.
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