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Luke Appling

Lucius Benjamin Appling (Old Aches and Pains or Luscious Luke)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: April 2, 1907 in High Point, NC
High School: Fulton HS (Atlanta, GA)
School: Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1930 (Age 23.161)   vs. BOS 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1930-1950

Final Game: October 1, 1950 (Age 43.182)   vs. SLB 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in Runoff Election as Player in 1964 (189/201 ballots).
   View Luke Appling Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 3, 1991 in Cumming, GA
Buried: Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, GA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Luke Appling: 45 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 2 go ahead, 37 lacking some details
1 Tm
CHW45
 
vs RHP38
vs LHP7
 
Away23
Home22
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev5
Low Lev1
7 Opps
NYY8
SLB8
CLE7
PHA7
DET6
BOS5
WSH4
39 Pitchers
Marv Breuer2
Bill Zuber2
Mel Harder2
Tommy Bridges2
Buck Ross2
Tiny Bonham2
Bob Muncrief1
Tommy Thomas1
Irv Stein1
Duane Pillette1
Steve Gromek1
Firpo Marberry1
Johnny Allen1
Bill Kennedy1
Al Smith1
General Crowder1
Eddie Rommel1
Phil Marchildon1
Rube Walberg1
Sid Hudson1
8 Parks
Comiskey Pk22
Shibe Pk5
Yankee Stad5
Fenway Pk4
Tiger Stad4
ClevelandStd2
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
League Pk II1
Where Hit
Unk41
74
General field locations when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms45
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk31
5th5
3rd4
2nd3
7th1
6th1
Outs
Unk37
05
22
11
 
DefPos
SS43
PH1
3B1
Bases
Unk37
---5
1--3
 
56 RBI
0 on35
1 on9
2 on1
Any on10
Inning
12
22
39
45
52
65
79
85
94
Extra2
 
1-313
4-612
7-end20
RelScore
+21
+11
Tied2
-11
-22
-4..1
Unk37
 
Ahead2
Tied2
Behind4
Unk37
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1931 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111931-06-20CHWPHARube Walbergb 92PH
1932 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111932-07-07 (1)CHW@PHAIrv Steint 7276
33211932-08-20 (1)CHW@PHAEddie Rommelt 7155
44311932-08-26CHW@BOSBob Klinet 8156
1933 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111933-04-23CHWCLEMel Harderb 4156
66211933-05-26CHW@NYYDanny MacFaydent 916IPHR
77311933-06-04 (2)CHW@SLBBump Hadleyt 716
88411933-06-09CHWDETArt Herringb 1416
99511933-06-20CHWNYYJohnny Allenb 416
1010611933-08-16CHWWSHEarl Whitehillb 516
1934 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111934-05-28CHWWSHTommy Thomasb 3156
1212211934-09-27CHW@DETFirpo Marberryt 7156
1935 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111935-04-26CHWSLBBob Weilandb 316
1936 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1414111936-05-23 (1)CHWSLBEarl Caldwellb 236
1515211936-05-26 (1)CHW@DETGeneral Crowdert 826
1616311936-07-03CHWCLEGeorge Blaeholderb 616
1717411936-07-18 (2)CHW@PHABuck Rosst 316
1818511936-08-24CHW@DETTommy Bridgest 516
1919611936-09-23 (2)CHW@CLEMel Hardert 326
1937 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2020111937-06-23CHW@PHABud Thomast 716
2121211937-07-10CHWSLBOral Hildebrandb 416
2222311937-08-01 (2)CHW@PHABuck Rosst 916
2323411937-08-28CHWWSHWes Ferrellb 416
1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111941-05-27CHWSLBBob Muncriefb 816
1942 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111942-07-04 (2)CHWSLBAl Hollingsworthb 316
2626211942-07-18CHW@NYYMarv Breuert 716
2727311942-08-25CHW@NYYMarv Breuert 126
1943 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111943-07-25 (1)CHW@NYYTiny Bonhamt 216
2929211943-08-15 (1)CHWNYYTiny Bonhamb 916
3030311943-08-27CHWCLEAl Smithb 416
1945 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3131111945-09-03 (1)CHW@DETTommy Bridgest 616
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111946-07-19CHW@BOSBill Zubert 626
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3333111947-05-04 (1)CHWPHAPhil Marchildontied 1-1b 30---1260.12668%Home Run
3434211947-05-13CHW@BOSBill Zuberbehind 4-5t 70---1260.19650%Home Run
3535311947-06-06CHWWSHSid Hudsonb 316
3636411947-06-09CHWNYYBill Bevensbehind 6-8b 821--2360.42152%Home Run; Dickey Scores
3737511947-06-29CHW@CLESteve Gromekahead 2-0t 60---1360.08288%Home Run
3838611947-06-30CHWDETHal Whiteb 816
3939711947-07-24CHW@BOSDenny Galehouseahead 1-0t 60---1260.12178%Home Run
4040811947-08-28CHW@CLEBob Lemonbehind 0-2t 71---1660.11425%Home Run
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4141111949-04-23CHWSLBBill Kennedyb 116
4242211949-05-01 (1)CHW@SLBJoe Ostrowskit 316
4343311949-05-13CHWCLEEarly Wynnbehind 1-5b 301--2360.13233%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Goldsberry Scores
4444411949-07-31 (2)CHW@NYYDuane Pillettetied 0-0t 1021--2360.48391%Home Run; Philley Scores
4545511949-08-26 (2)CHWBOSEllis Kinderb 716

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.