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Luke Appling Luke Appling
Full name: Lucius Benjamin Appling
Born: April 2, 1907, High Point, North Carolina
Died January 3, 1991, Cumming, Georgia
Buried at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, Georgia
First Game: September 10, 1930; Final Game: October 1, 1950
Managed First Game: August 21, 1967; Managed Final Game: October 1, 1967
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 10" Weight: 183
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1964
Minor League Manager of the Year (1952)
SS on TSN All-Star Team (1936, 1940 and 1943)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO HBP  SH GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
1930 CHI A                 6    26    2    8   2   0   0    2    0    0   0   0        2   0  .308  .308  .385  -0.2 1930 CHI A
1931 CHI A                96   297   36   69  13   4   1   28   29   27   1   3        9   2  .232  .303  .313  -1.6 1931 CHI A
1932 CHI A               139   489   66  134  20  10   3   63   40   36   0   3        9   8  .274  .329  .374   1.1 1932 CHI A
1933 CHI A               151   612   90  197  36  10   6   85   56   29   0   2        6  11  .322  .379  .443   3.4 1933 CHI A
1934 CHI A               118   452   75  137  28   6   2   61   59   27   0   5        3   1  .303  .384  .405   0.3 1934 CHI A
1935 CHI A               153   525   94  161  28   6   1   71  122   40   0   7       12   6  .307  .437  .389   5.1 1935 CHI A
1936 CHI A               138   526  111  204  31   7   6  128   85   25   1   6       10   6  .388  .474  .508   5.4 1936 CHI A
1937 CHI A               154   574   98  182  42   8   4   77   86   28   1   4       18  10  .317  .407  .439   4.0 1937 CHI A
1938 CHI A                81   294   41   89  14   0   0   44   42   17   1   1        1   3  .303  .392  .350   0.2 1938 CHI A
1939 CHI A               148   516   82  162  16   6   0   56  105   37   0   9  11   16   9  .314  .430  .368   1.8 1939 CHI A
1940 CHI A               150   566   96  197  27  13   0   79   69   35   1   3  11    3   5  .348  .420  .442   2.6 1940 CHI A
1941 CHI A               154   592   93  186  26   8   1   57   82   32   1   2  10   12   8  .314  .399  .390   1.9 1941 CHI A
1942 CHI A               142   543   78  142  26   4   3   53   63   23   3   4   7   17   5  .262  .342  .341   0.7 1942 CHI A
1943 CHI A               155   585   63  192  33   2   3   80   90   29   1   1  13   27   8  .328  .419  .407   6.3 1943 CHI A
1945 CHI A                18    57   12   21   2   2   1   10   12    7   0   1   0    1   0  .368  .478  .526   0.9 1945 CHI A
1946 CHI A               149   582   59  180  27   5   1   55   71   41   0   6  15    6   4  .309  .384  .378   3.2 1946 CHI A
1947 CHI A               139   503   67  154  29   0   8   49   64   28   1   4  15    8   6  .306  .386  .412   1.9 1947 CHI A
1948 CHI A               139   497   63  156  16   2   0   47   94   35   0   3  17   10   4  .314  .423  .354   3.2 1948 CHI A
1949 CHI A               142   492   82  148  21   5   5   58  121   24   0   6  23    7  12  .301  .439  .394   2.8 1949 CHI A
1950 CHI A                50   128   11   30   3   4   0   13   12    8   0   4   7    2   0  .234  .300  .320  -0.6 1950 CHI A
Total                   2422  8856 1319 2749 440 102  45 1116 1302  528  11  74 129i 179 108  .310  .399  .398  42.4 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO HBP  SH GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
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All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1936 AL    Daily Splits    1     4    0    1   0   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .400  .250 1936 AL   
1940 AL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    2   1   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .667  .667 1.000 1940 AL   
1946 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1946 AL   
1947 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    1    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1947 AL   
Total            Splits    4     9    1    4   1   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .444  .500  .556 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   AVG
1930 CHI A        SS    6    12   17    4    1  .879
1931 CHI A        SS   76   147  232   42   37  .900
1931 CHI A        2B    1     4    1    1    0  .833
1932 CHI A        SS   85   195  287   37   66  .929
1932 CHI A        2B   30    62  110    6   16  .966
1932 CHI A        3B   14    13   22    6    2  .854
1933 CHI A        SS  151   314  534   55  107  .939
1934 CHI A        SS  110   243  341   34   55  .945
1934 CHI A        2B    8    21   16    1    4  .974
1935 CHI A        SS  153   335  556   39   93  .958
1936 CHI A        SS  137   320  471   41  119  .951
1937 CHI A        SS  154   280  541   49  111  .944
1938 CHI A        SS   78   149  258   20   37  .953
1939 CHI A        SS  148   289  461   39   78  .951
1940 CHI A        SS  150   307  436   37   83  .953
1941 CHI A        SS  154   294  473   42   95  .948
1942 CHI A        SS  141   269  418   38   77  .948
1943 CHI A        SS  155   300  500   36  115  .957
1945 CHI A        SS   17    37   56    7    7  .930
1946 CHI A        SS  149   252  505   39   99  .951
1947 CHI A        SS  129   232  422   35   86  .949
1947 CHI A        3B    2     1    1    0    0 1.000
1948 CHI A        3B   72    84  163   15   13  .943
1948 CHI A        SS   64   133  210   20   50  .945
1949 CHI A        SS  141   253  450   26   95  .964
1950 CHI A        SS   20    37   50    3   13  .967
1950 CHI A        1B   13    91   12    0   16 1.000
1950 CHI A        2B    1     0    0    0    0     -
Total             SS 2218  4398 7218  643 1424  .948
Total             3B   88    98  186   21   15  .931
Total             2B   40    87  127    8   20  .964
Total             1B   13    91   12    0   16 1.000
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1936 AL    Daily  SS    1    1    1     8       2    2    0    0   0 1.000
1940 AL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     7       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             SS    2    2    1    15       2    2    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1967 KC  A   40   10   30  .250   109   148   8-21          10 10

TransactionsTransactions
Sold by Atlanta (Southern Association) to Chicago White Sox (August 19, 1930).

Released by Chicago White Sox (November 9, 1950).


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