Luke Appling (Luke Appling)

Luke Appling

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Known as “Old Aches and Pains”, played shortstop 20 seasons (1930 to 1950), all with the Chicago White Sox. His finest season came in 1936 when he led the American League with a .388 batting average (the highest average ever for a shortstop) and drove in 128 runs. He also led the AL in Batting Average in 1943, hitting .328. He was selected to 7 American League All-Star teams. Elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964, and managed the Kansas City Athletics for 40 games in 1967. Appling thrilled the crowd at a 1982 old-timers game in Washington by slamming a home run off Warren Spahn. His career totals were 2,422 Games Played, 2,749 Hits, 1,319 Runs, 45 Home Runs and a .310 Career Batting Average.  Family links:  Spouse:  Fay Nell Dodd Appling (1913 – 1999)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • April, 02, 1907
  • USA

Died

  • January, 01, 1991
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Sawnee View Gardens and Mausoleum
  • Georgia
  • USA

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