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

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 5' 10", Weight 183 lb.
School Oglethorpe

MLB Debut September 10, 1930
Final Game October 1, 1950
Born April 2, 1907 in High Point, NC
Died January 3, 1991 (age 83)

Batting   Glossary     Home Run Log       Vs. All Pitchers
 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1935 28 CHA AL  146  523   96  167  22   8   2   53  17  11  100   44  .319  .430  .403  .833  211   8   1   3   2  14  MVP-12
 1936 29 CHA AL  148  571  137  204  26   7   9   50  26   8   95   43  .357  .450  .475  .924  271   9   4  14   4   8  MVP-11
 1937 30 CHA AL  154  631  115  208  32   6   5   47  25  14   89   38  .330  .412  .423  .835  267   9   4   4   2  11  MVP-15
 1938 31 CHA AL  113  330   45   86   9   0   0   28   2   6   43   16  .261  .346  .288  .634   95   2   4   3   2   3  
 1939 32 CHA AL  153  593  107  174  16   7   0   49  27   6   94   64  .293  .389  .344  .733  204  27   4   5   1  13  
 1940 33 CHA AL  154  616  110  205  20  17   0   79  20   7   66   42  .333  .394  .420  .815  259  39  10   5   3  17  
 1941 34 CHA AL  150  639  112  207  30   8   0   45  16   7   91   36  .324  .407  .396  .803  253   7   2   5   0  13  MVP-14
 1942 35 CHA AL  153  599   63  134  16   1   1   37  24   9   71   24  .224  .308  .259  .567  155  28   4   0   4  12  
 1943 36 CHA AL  154  616  102  172  28   1   0   45  56  24  109   32  .279  .389  .328  .717  202  11   5  21   5   8  MVP-10
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945 38 CHA AL   25   56   10   15   2   0   0    7   0   0   19   15  .268  .443  .304  .747   17   1   3   0   1   0  
 1946 39 CHA AL  154  634   92  200  24   7   1   47  13  12   84   48  .315  .396  .380  .777  241   7   3   8   3   7  MVP-13
 1947 40 CHA AL  142  543   88  166  30   0  14   43  18   7   72   21  .306  .386  .438  .825  238   6   4  10   2  10  
 1948 41 CHA AL  144  559   87  186  26   2   0   40   6   5   88   41  .333  .421  .386  .807  216   9   4   3   0   9  
 1949 42 CHA AL  149  543   93  157  27   1  12   63  11  11  125   35  .289  .421  .409  .830  222  14   4   4   2   4  MVP-9
 1950 43 CHA AL   34   58    1   11   1   0   0    2   1   0    3    3  .190  .230  .207  .436   12   1   0   0   0   2  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 15 Seasons     1973 7511 1258 2292 309  65  44  635 262 127 1149  502  .305  .397  .381  .778 2863 178  56  85  31 131
 Per 162 games        617  103  188  25   5   4   52  22  10   94   41                          235  15   5   7   3  11
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1935 28 CHA AL  21   96   6.7  15   6   0  .400  27  161  113  .702    0    0  .000  SS   2e38        7   
 1936 29 CHA AL  20  131   9.0   4   2   0  .500  35  175  120  .686    0    0  .000  SS   2e45      -57   
 1937 30 CHA AL  19  115   6.8   0   0   0  .000  36  178  126  .708    0    0  .000  SS   2e48      -11   
 1938 31 CHA AL   6   35   3.7  20   4   0  .200  14   82   56  .683    0    0  .000  SS   3e38     -109   
 1939 32 CHA AL  22   89   5.2   0   0   0  .000  34  171  120  .702    0    0  .000  SS   2e40      -65   
 1940 33 CHA AL  23  106   5.9   0   0   0  .000  31  182  132  .725    0    0  .000  SS   2e37      -47   
 1941 34 CHA AL  17  108   6.4   1   1   0 1.000  34  176  130  .739    0    0  .000  SS   2e42       14   
 1942 35 CHA AL  17   54   2.8   0   0   0  .000  27  161  112  .696    0    0  .000  SS   2e40     -115   
 1943 36 CHA AL  17   89   4.9   0   0   0  .000  33  195  143  .733    0    0  .000  SS   2e35     -108   
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945 38 CHA AL  12   10   6.4   8   4   0  .500   9   16    7  .438    0    0  .000  SS   2e62     -258   
 1946 39 CHA AL  29  100   5.8   0   0   0  .000  42  200  138  .690    0    0  .000  SS   2e39       14   
 1947 40 CHA AL  21   95   6.4   7   3   0  .429  25  153  112  .732    0    0  .000  SS   2e41       28   
 1948 41 CHA AL  30   97   6.6   6   4   0  .667  20   82   45  .549    0    0  .000  SS   3e48       30   
 1949 42 CHA AL  38  105   6.8   1   1   0 1.000  19  161  123  .764    0    0  .000  SS   2e28       -3   
 1950 43 CHA AL  54    2   1.4  18   6   0  .333   0    8    5  .625    0    0  .000  UT            -184   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 15 Seasons         1238   5.9  80  31   0  .388 386 2101 1482  .705    0    0  .000                 -33   5
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 52.3 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 110.5 (Likely HOFer ~ 100)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP   GS   Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+
 1935 28 CHA AL  SS  129   238  386   27   81  .959  128 1141.2  4.92
 1936 29 CHA AL  SS  143   271  441   35  119  .953  136 1230.0  5.21
 1937 30 CHA AL  SS    0     0    0    0    0  .000    0     .0     ?
 1938 31 CHA AL  SS   92   145  253   14   54  .966   74  691.1  5.18
 1939 32 CHA AL  SS  153   276  443   34  104  .955  153 1353.1  4.78
 1940 33 CHA AL  SS  154   295  417   31   81  .958  154 1394.0  4.60
 1941 34 CHA AL  SS  149   331  536   34  109  .962  149 1337.2  5.83
 1942 35 CHA AL  SS  153   278  447   27  103  .964  153 1377.2  4.74
 1943 36 CHA AL  SS  154   304  500   33  100  .961  154 1419.1  5.10
 1944           [Did not play]
 1945 38 CHA AL  SS   18    33   32    9   10  .878   15  130.1  4.49
 1946 39 CHA AL  SS  154   302  440   42   98  .946  154 1382.1  4.83
 1947 40 CHA AL  SS  134   263  372   25   80  .962  130 1196.1  4.78
                 3B    1     0    1    0    0 1.000    0    4.0  2.25
 1948 41 CHA AL  3B  131    81  325   20   23  .953  130 1163.1  3.14
                 SS    7    17   30    0    2 1.000    6   69.0  6.13
 1949 42 CHA AL  SS  149   290  463   19  126  .975  143 1289.2  5.25
 1950 43 CHA AL  2B    7    13   17    0    4 1.000    5   43.2  6.18
                 1B    7    39    1    0    3 1.000    4   36.0 10.00
                 SS    7     6   11    0    2 1.000    3   29.0  5.28
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+


Draft History


Transaction History


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1935  CHA   72-82   Robert Rescigno
 1936  CHA   83-71   Robert Rescigno
 1937  CHA   80-74   Robert Rescigno
 1938  CHA   82-72   Robert Rescigno
 1939  CHA   87-67   Robert Rescigno
 1940  CHA   87-67   Robert Rescigno
 1941  CHA   84-70   Robert Rescigno
 1942  CHA   69-85   Robert Rescigno
 1943  CHA   87-67   Robert Rescigno
 1945  CHA   73-81   Robert Rescigno
 1946  CHA   83-71   Robert Rescigno
 1947  CHA   71-83   Robert Rescigno
 1948  CHA   75-79   Robert Rescigno
 1949  CHA   84-70   Robert Rescigno
 1950  CHA   72-82   Robert Rescigno

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