Pittsburgh Press, February 20, 1915:
One writer suggests that the Cleveland Americans be called the Submarines, because they are always on the bottom. The only objection is that the Cincinnati Reds might dispute this title.
...and elsewhere on the same page:
After being with a second-division team for several years Lajoie has got renewed ambition. He has got something worth while to work for in 1915.
“I can hardly wait for the time to go south,” said Lajoie. “It has been several years since I ...
Milwaukee Journal, January 6, 1915:
Larry Lajoie no longer is a member of the Cleveland Naps. The veteran second baseman, with a record of thirteen years’ service under President Charles W. Somers, was released yesterday to the Philadelphia Athletics. Connie Mack came [to Cleveland] from Philadelphia and closed the deal—which does not involve any other players, according to Mr. Somers.
And thus ended the era of the “Cleveland Naps” nickname in the Forest City.
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