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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, 6,110th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Team: WhiteSox 1930-1950

Last 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: 49 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 4 go ahead, 37 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
CHW49
 
vs RHP41
vs LHP8
 
Away26
Home23
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev7
Low Lev2
7 Opps
NYY10
SLB9
CLE7
DET7
PHA7
BOS5
WSH4
39 Pitchers
Marv Breuer4
Bill Zuber2
Mel Harder2
Tommy Bridges2
Joe Ostrowski2
Buck Ross2
Hal White2
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
8 Parks
Comiskey Pk23
Yankee Stad7
Shibe Pk5
Fenway Pk4
Tiger Stad4
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
ClevelandStd2
League Pk II1
Where Hit
Unk41
78
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms41
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk31
5th6
3rd6
2nd3
7th1
4th1
6th1
Outs
Unk37
08
23
11
 
DefPos
SS47
PH1
3B1
Bases
---45
1--4
 
61 RBI
0 on38
1 on10
2 on1
Any on11
Inning
13
22
310
45
52
65
710
86
94
Extra2
 
1-315
4-612
7-end22
RelScore
+31
+21
+11
Tied4
-11
-23
-4..1
Unk37
 
Ahead3
Tied4
Behind5
Unk37
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1931 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1931-06-20 CHW PHA Rube Walberg b 9 --- 2 PH
1932 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1932-07-07 (1) CHW @ PHA Irv Stein t 7 --- 2 7 6
3 3 2 1 1932-08-20 (1) CHW @ PHA Eddie Rommel t 7 --- 1 5 5
4 4 3 1 1932-08-26 CHW @ BOS Bob Kline t 8 --- 1 5 6
1933 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1933-04-23 CHW CLE Mel Harder b 4 --- 1 5 6
6 6 2 1 1933-05-26 CHW @ NYY Danny MacFayden t 9 --- 1 6 IPHR
7 7 3 1 1933-06-04 (2) CHW @ SLB Bump Hadley t 7 --- 1 6
8 8 4 1 1933-06-09 CHW DET Art Herring b 14 --- 1 6
9 9 5 1 1933-06-20 CHW NYY Johnny Allen b 4 --- 1 6
10 10 6 1 1933-08-16 CHW WSH Earl Whitehill b 5 --- 1 6
1934 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1934-05-28 CHW WSH Tommy Thomas b 3 --- 1 5 6
12 12 2 1 1934-09-27 CHW @ DET Firpo Marberry t 7 --- 1 5 6
1935 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1935-04-26 CHW SLB Bob Weiland b 3 --- 1 6
1936 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1936-05-23 (1) CHW SLB Earl Caldwell b 2 --- 3 6
15 15 2 1 1936-05-26 (1) CHW @ DET General Crowder t 8 --- 2 6
16 16 3 1 1936-07-03 CHW CLE George Blaeholder b 6 --- 1 6
17 17 4 1 1936-07-18 (2) CHW @ PHA Buck Ross t 3 --- 1 6
18 18 5 1 1936-08-24 CHW @ DET Tommy Bridges t 5 --- 1 6
19 19 6 1 1936-09-23 (2) CHW @ CLE Mel Harder t 3 --- 2 6
1937 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1937-06-23 CHW @ PHA Bud Thomas t 7 --- 1 6
21 21 2 1 1937-07-10 CHW SLB Oral Hildebrand b 4 --- 1 6
22 22 3 1 1937-08-01 (2) CHW @ PHA Buck Ross t 9 --- 1 6
23 23 4 1 1937-08-28 CHW WSH Wes Ferrell b 4 --- 1 6
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1941-05-27 CHW SLB Bob Muncrief b 8 --- 1 6
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1942-07-04 (2) CHW SLB Al Hollingsworth b 3 --- 1 6
26 26 2 1 1942-07-18 CHW @ NYY Marv Breuer t 7 --- 1 6
27 27 3 2 1942-07-18 CHW @ NYY Marv Breuer behind 0-2 t 7 0 --- 1 5 6 0.124 30% Home Run
28 28 4 1 1942-08-25 CHW @ NYY Marv Breuer t 1 --- 2 6
29 29 5 2 1942-08-25 CHW @ NYY Marv Breuer tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 6 0.194 67% Home Run; Moses Scores
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1943-07-25 (1) CHW @ NYY Tiny Bonham t 2 --- 1 6
31 31 2 1 1943-08-15 (1) CHW NYY Tiny Bonham b 9 --- 1 6
32 32 3 1 1943-08-27 CHW CLE Al Smith b 4 --- 1 6
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
33 33 1 1 1945-09-03 (1) CHW @ DET Tommy Bridges t 6 --- 1 6
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1946-07-19 CHW @ BOS Bill Zuber t 6 --- 2 6
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
35 35 1 1 1947-05-04 (1) CHW PHA Phil Marchildon tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 1 2 6 0.126 68% Home Run
36 36 2 1 1947-05-13 CHW @ BOS Bill Zuber behind 4-5 t 7 0 --- 1 2 6 0.196 50% Home Run
37 37 3 1 1947-06-06 CHW WSH Sid Hudson b 3 --- 1 6
38 38 4 1 1947-06-09 CHW NYY Bill Bevens behind 6-8 b 8 2 1-- 2 3 6 0.421 52% Home Run; Dickey Scores
39 39 5 1 1947-06-29 CHW @ CLE Steve Gromek ahead 2-0 t 6 0 --- 1 3 6 0.082 88% Home Run
40 40 6 1 1947-06-30 CHW DET Hal White b 8 --- 1 6
41 41 7 2 1947-06-30 CHW DET Hal White tied 5-5 b 8 0 --- 1 3 6 0.278 88% Home Run
42 42 8 1 1947-07-24 CHW @ BOS Denny Galehouse ahead 1-0 t 6 0 --- 1 2 6 0.121 78% Home Run
43 43 9 1 1947-08-28 CHW @ CLE Bob Lemon behind 0-2 t 7 1 --- 1 6 6 0.114 25% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1949-04-23 CHW SLB Bill Kennedy b 1 --- 1 6
45 45 2 1 1949-05-01 (1) CHW @ SLB Joe Ostrowski t 3 --- 1 6
46 46 3 2 1949-05-01 (1) CHW @ SLB Joe Ostrowski ahead 3-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 6 0.064 85% Home Run
47 47 4 1 1949-05-13 CHW CLE Early Wynn behind 1-5 b 3 0 1-- 2 3 6 0.132 33% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Goldsberry Scores
48 48 5 1 1949-07-31 (2) CHW @ NYY Duane Pillette tied 0-0 t 10 2 1-- 2 3 6 0.483 91% Home Run; Philley Scores
49 49 6 1 1949-08-26 (2) CHW BOS Ellis Kinder b 7 --- 1 6

This player has not hit any home runs.

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 2015, 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.