Lawrence Joseph “Laughing Larry” Doyle (1886-1974) was the New York Giants team captain, earning the honor in his sophomore season, and became the first Major League player to hit a home run out of the Polo Grounds in 1912. Larry played 14 seasons at second base for the New York Giants (1907-1916, 1918-1920) and the Chicago Cubs (1916-1917) and led the National League in hits twice, doubles once, triples once and batting average once. In 1912, Doyle earned the NL MVP Award, the Chalmers Award (at the time) as he batted .330 with 184 hits, ten home runs, 90 RBI and 36 stolen bases. In 1915, he won the batting title hitting a league leading .320 with 189 hits and 40 doubles, also league leads. Doyle helped lead the Giants to three consecutive National League pennant (1911-1913) and set a still-standing Giants record for triples in 1911 (25). Larry Doyle fended his career with a .290 career batting average, 1,887 hits including 299 doubles, 123 triple and 74 home runs, 960 runs scored, 298 stolen bases and 793 RBI over 14 years.