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Luke Appling

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

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: April 2, 1907 in High Point, North Carolina, United States
Died: January 3, 1991 in Cumming, Georgia, United States
High School: Fulton HS (Atlanta, GA)
School: Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1930 23 -6.7 Atlanta SOUA A 104 374 122 19 17 5 .326 .508 190
1930 23 -5.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 6 26 26 2 8 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .692 10 0 0
1931 24 -4.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 96 330 297 36 69 13 4 1 28 9 2 29 27 .232 .303 .313 .616 93 1 3
1932 25 -3.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 139 532 489 66 134 20 10 3 63 9 8 40 36 .274 .329 .374 .703 183 0 3
1933 26 -2.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 151 670 612 90 197 36 10 6 85 6 11 56 29 .322 .379 .443 .822 271 0 2
1934 27 -1.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 118 516 452 75 137 28 6 2 61 3 1 59 27 .303 .384 .405 .788 183 0 5
1935 28 -0.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 153 654 525 94 161 28 6 1 71 12 6 122 40 .307 .437 .389 .826 204 0 7
1936 29 0.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 138 618 526 111 204 31 7 6 128 10 6 85 25 .388 .474 .508 .981 267 1 6
1937 30 1.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 154 665 574 98 182 42 8 4 77 18 10 86 28 .317 .407 .439 .846 252 1 4
1938 31 2.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 81 338 294 41 89 14 0 0 44 1 3 42 17 .303 .392 .350 .742 103 1 1
1939 32 4.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 148 630 516 82 162 16 6 0 56 16 9 105 37 .314 .430 .368 .798 190 11 0 9
1940 33 5.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 150 639 566 96 197 27 13 0 79 3 5 69 35 .348 .420 .442 .862 250 11 1 3
1941 34 6.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 154 677 592 93 186 26 8 1 57 12 8 82 32 .314 .399 .390 .789 231 10 1 2
1942 35 7.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 142 613 543 78 142 26 4 3 53 17 5 63 23 .262 .342 .341 .682 185 7 3 4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1943 36 7.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 155 677 585 63 192 33 2 3 80 27 8 90 29 .328 .419 .407 .825 238 13 1 1
1945 38 7.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 18 70 57 12 21 2 2 1 10 1 0 12 7 .368 .478 .526 1.005 30 0 0 1
1946 39 9.4 CHW AL MLB CHW 149 659 582 59 180 27 5 1 55 6 4 71 41 .309 .384 .378 .762 220 15 0 6
1947 40 10.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 139 572 503 67 154 29 0 8 49 8 6 64 28 .306 .386 .412 .797 207 15 1 4
1948 41 12.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 139 594 497 63 156 16 2 0 47 10 4 94 35 .314 .423 .354 .777 176 17 0 3
1949 42 13.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 142 619 492 82 148 21 5 5 58 7 12 121 24 .301 .439 .394 .833 194 23 0 6
1950 43 14.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 50 144 128 11 30 3 4 0 13 2 0 12 8 .234 .300 .320 .620 41 7 0 4
MLB (20 seasons) MLB 2422 10243 8856 1319 2749 440 102 45 1116 179 108 1302 528 .310 .399 .398 .798 3528 129 11 74
All Levels (20 Seasons) 2526 10617 9230 1319 2871 459 119 50 1116 179 108 1302 528 .311 .403 3718 129 11 74
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1930 23 Atlanta SOUA A SS 101 568 224 302 42 .926 5.21
1930 23 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 6 58.0 33 12 17 4 1 .879 4.50 4.83
1931 24 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 1 8.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 5.62 5.00
1931 24 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 76 651.0 421 147 232 42 37 .900 5.24 4.99
1932 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 30 254.0 178 62 110 6 16 .966 6.09 5.73
1932 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 14 115.0 41 13 22 6 2 .854 2.74 2.50
1932 25 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 85 728.0 519 195 287 37 66 .929 5.96 5.67
1933 26 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 151 1367.0 903 314 534 55 107 .939 5.58 5.62
1934 27 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 8 69.0 38 21 16 1 4 .974 4.83 4.63
1934 27 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 110 975.0 618 243 341 34 55 .945 5.39 5.31
1935 28 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 153 1360.0 930 335 556 39 93 .958 5.90 5.82
1936 29 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 137 1223.0 832 320 471 41 119 .951 5.82 5.77
1937 30 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 154 1347.0 870 280 541 49 111 .944 5.49 5.33
1938 31 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 78 680.0 427 149 258 20 37 .953 5.39 5.22
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1939 32 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 148 1302.0 789 289 461 39 78 .951 5.18 5.07
1940 33 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 150 1337.0 780 307 436 37 83 .953 5.00 4.95
1941 34 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 154 1390.0 809 294 473 42 95 .948 4.97 4.98
1942 35 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 141 1244.0 725 269 418 38 77 .948 4.97 4.87
1943 36 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 155 1394.0 836 300 500 36 115 .957 5.16 5.16
1945 38 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 17 135.0 100 37 56 7 7 .930 6.20 5.47
1946 39 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 149 1319.0 796 252 505 39 99 .951 5.17 5.08
1947 40 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 2 10.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00
1947 40 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 129 1150.0 689 232 422 35 86 .949 5.12 5.07
1948 41 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 72 621.0 262 84 163 15 13 .943 3.58 3.43
1948 41 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 64 548.0 363 133 210 20 50 .945 5.63 5.36
1949 42 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 141 1198.0 729 253 450 26 95 .964 5.28 4.99
1950 43 CHW AL MLB CHW 1B 13 100.0 103 91 12 0 16 1.000 9.27 7.92
1950 43 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1950 43 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 20 148.0 90 37 50 3 13 .967 5.29 4.35
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 2B 40 332.0 222 87 127 8 20 .964 5.80 5.35
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 3B 88 746.0 305 98 186 21 15 .931 3.43 3.23
MLB (20 seasons) MLB SS 2218 19554.0 12259 4398 7218 643 1424 .948 5.35 5.24
All Levels (4 Seasons) 2B 40 332.0 222 87 127 8 20 .964 5.80 5.35
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 88 746.0 305 98 186 21 15 .931 3.43 3.23
All Levels (20 Seasons) SS 2319 19554.0 12827 4622 7520 685 1424 .947 5.35 5.24
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1951 44 Memphis SOUA AA CHW 1 of 1 154 79 75 .513
1952 45 Memphis SOUA AA CHW 1 of 1 156 81 74 .523
1953 46 Memphis SOUA AA CHW 1 of 1 154 87 67 .565
1954 47 Richmond IL AAA 1 of 1 155 60 94 .390
1955 48 Richmond IL AAA 1 of 1 154 58 95 .379
1959 52 Memphis SOUA AA 1 of 1 153 76 77 .497
1962 55 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 147 89 58 .605
1967 60 Kansas City AL MLB KCA 1 of 2 161 62 99 .385
8 Seasons 1234 592 639 .481
AA (4 seasons) 617 323 293 .524
AAA (3 seasons) 456 207 247 .456
MLB (1 season) 161 62 99 .385

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 4b5272d7

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