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Lu Blue

Luzerne Atwell Blue

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 5, 1897 in Washington, DC
High School: Hall Military School (Blairly, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1921 (Age 24)   vs. CHW 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Browns/WhiteSox/Dodgers 1921-1933

Final Game: April 25, 1933 (Age 36)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 28, 1958 in Alexandria, VA
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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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.

Lu Blue: 44 Career Home Runs

4 leading off, 1 walk-off, 1 tying, 2 go ahead, 39 lacking some details
3 Tms
SLB24
DET19
CHW1
 
vs RHP39
vs LHP5
 
Home22
Away22
8 Opps
NYY13
PHA9
BOS5
CLE5
DET4
CHW4
WSH2
SLB2
32 Pitchers
Elam Vangilder3
Hank Johnson3
Ted Lyons3
Willis Hudlin2
Waite Hoyt2
Bullet Joe Bush2
Slim Harriss2
Bob Shawkey2
Bob Hasty2
Stan Coveleski1
Sad Sam Jones1
Ray Francis1
Lil Stoner1
Emil Yde1
Jack Russell1
Pat Simmons1
Danny MacFayden1
Ed Morris1
George Grant1
Ted Blankenship1
6 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch19
Yankee Stad8
Shibe Pk7
Tiger Stad6
Fenway Pk2
Polo Grounds2
Where Hit
Unk44
General field locations when available.
 
4 Inside the Park
 
2 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms40
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk30
1st8
6th5
7th1
Outs
Unk35
05
23
11
 
DefPos
1B44
Bases
Unk44
 
65 RBI
0 on27
1 on13
2 on4
Any on17
Inning
14
24
35
46
57
66
76
82
94
 
1-313
4-619
7-end12
RelScore
+11
Tied1
-11
-21
-4..1
Unk39
 
Ahead1
Tied1
Behind3
Unk39
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1921 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1921-06-03 DET @ PHA Slim Harriss t 9 1 3
2 2 2 1 1921-06-06 DET @ PHA Bob Hasty t 6 1 3
3 3 3 1 1921-06-12 DET @ NYY Bob Shawkey behind 2-8 t 6 2 3 7 3 IPHR
4 4 4 1 1921-06-17 (2) DET @ BOS Bullet Joe Bush t 4 1 1 3 Bounced
5 5 5 1 1921-08-16 DET @ SLB Elam Vangilder t 5 2 3
1922 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
6 6 1 1 1922-05-13 DET @ NYY Bob Shawkey behind 3-4 t 8 0 1 1 3 IPHR
7 7 2 1 1922-05-23 DET @ PHA Roy Moore t 5 1 3
8 8 3 1 1922-07-11 (2) DET @ PHA Jim Sullivan t 6 2 3
9 9 4 1 1922-07-28 DET WSH Ray Francis b 6 3 3
10 10 5 1 1922-08-22 (1) DET @ PHA Bob Hasty t 3 1 3
11 11 6 1 1922-08-24 DET @ PHA Slim Harriss t 1 0 1 1 3 Lead-Off,Bounced
1923 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
12 12 1 1 1923-09-26 DET @ NYY Bullet Joe Bush t 7 2 3
1924 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
13 13 1 1 1924-04-15 DET CLE Joe Shaute b 6 1 3
14 14 2 1 1924-06-04 DET WSH Slim McGrew b 2 2 3
1925 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
15 15 1 1 1925-05-19 DET NYY Sad Sam Jones ahead 6-5 b 7 1 3 6 3 IPHR
16 16 2 1 1925-09-28 (1) DET @ NYY Waite Hoyt behind 0-2 t 7 2 3 6 3 IPHR
17 17 3 1 1925-10-04 (1) DET @ SLB Elam Vangilder t 3 2 6 3
1926 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
18 18 1 1 1926-06-20 DET PHA Rube Walberg b 4 2 1 3
1927 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
19 19 1 1 1927-09-25 DET @ NYY Waite Hoyt t 2 2 3
1928 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
20 20 1 1 1928-04-24 SLB CLE Willis Hudlin b 3 2 3
21 21 2 1 1928-04-26 SLB CHW Ted Lyons b 4 2 3
22 22 3 1 1928-05-17 SLB @ NYY Stan Coveleski t 2 2 1 6 3
23 23 4 1 1928-05-28 SLB CHW Ted Blankenship b 2 1 3
24 24 5 1 1928-06-08 SLB PHA Eddie Rommel b 9 1 6 3
25 25 6 1 1928-06-13 SLB BOS Jack Russell b 4 1 3
26 26 7 1 1928-06-21 (2) SLB DET Lil Stoner b 7 1 3
27 27 8 1 1928-06-24 SLB CLE George Grant b 9 1 3
28 28 9 1 1928-06-25 SLB CLE Willis Hudlin b 6 1 3
29 29 10 1 1928-07-08 (2) SLB @ NYY Hank Johnson t 5 2 3
30 30 11 1 1928-08-07 SLB BOS Danny MacFayden b 5 2 3
31 31 12 2 1928-08-07 SLB BOS Ed Morris tied 5-5 b 9 1 3 Walk-Off
32 32 13 1 1928-08-25 SLB @ BOS Pat Simmons t 4 1 3
33 33 14 1 1928-09-16 SLB NYY Hank Johnson b 5 1 3
1929 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
34 34 1 1 1929-04-18 SLB CHW Ted Lyons b 3 1 3
35 35 2 1 1929-04-23 SLB DET Ownie Carroll b 5 2 3
36 36 3 2 1929-04-23 SLB DET Elam Vangilder b 7 1 3
37 37 4 1 1929-04-30 SLB @ DET Emil Yde t 1 0 1 1 3 Lead-Off
38 38 5 1 1929-06-22 SLB CHW Ted Lyons b 1 0 1 1 3 Lead-Off
39 39 6 1 1929-08-03 SLB @ PHA Jack Quinn t 7 1 1 3
1930 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
40 40 1 1 1930-06-08 SLB NYY George Pipgras b 8 2 3
41 41 2 1 1930-08-10 SLB @ NYY Ken Holloway t 4 1 3
42 42 3 1 1930-08-11 SLB @ NYY Roy Sherid t 5 1 3
43 43 4 1 1930-09-02 SLB CLE Clint Brown b 1 0 1 1 3 Lead-Off
1931 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
44 44 1 1 1931-07-26 (1) CHW @ NYY Hank Johnson t 3 1 3

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.