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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

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 1 1942-08-25 CHW @ NYY Marv Breuer t 1 2 6
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1943-07-25 (1) CHW @ NYY Tiny Bonham t 2 1 6
29 29 2 1 1943-08-15 (1) CHW NYY Tiny Bonham b 9 1 6
30 30 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
31 31 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
32 32 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
33 33 1 1 1947-05-04 (1) CHW PHA Phil Marchildon tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 1 2 6 0.126 68% Home Run
34 34 2 1 1947-05-13 CHW @ BOS Bill Zuber behind 4-5 t 7 0 --- 1 2 6 0.196 50% Home Run
35 35 3 1 1947-06-06 CHW WSH Sid Hudson b 3 1 6
36 36 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
37 37 5 1 1947-06-29 CHW @ CLE Steve Gromek ahead 2-0 t 6 0 --- 1 3 6 0.082 88% Home Run
38 38 6 1 1947-06-30 CHW DET Hal White b 8 1 6
39 39 7 1 1947-07-24 CHW @ BOS Denny Galehouse ahead 1-0 t 6 0 --- 1 2 6 0.121 78% Home Run
40 40 8 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
41 41 1 1 1949-04-23 CHW SLB Bill Kennedy b 1 1 6
42 42 2 1 1949-05-01 (1) CHW @ SLB Joe Ostrowski t 3 1 6
43 43 3 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
44 44 4 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
45 45 5 1 1949-08-26 (2) CHW BOS Ellis Kinder b 7 1 6

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.