Luke Appling

Luke Appling
Birthdate 4/2/1907
Death Date 1/3/1991
Debut Year 1930
Year of Induction 1964
Teams White Sox
Position Shortstop

Luke Appling played his entire 20-year career with the White Sox. The two-time batting champ amassed 2,749 hits and a .310 lifetime average. 

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Luke Appling signed 1954 letter as Memphis manager

Luke Appling signed 1954 letter as Memphis manager

When he retired, Luke Appling held the all-time record for most games played by a shortstop as well as most double plays by a man at that position. He was also the American League record holder for career putouts and assists by a shortstop. Appling’s records were later broken by fellow White S
Umpire Jocko Conlan names Luke Appling as shortstop on all-time White Sox team

Umpire Jocko Conlan names Luke Appling as shortstop on all-time White Sox team

Here Hall of Fame umpire Jocko Conlan lists his All Time White Sox team. Four Hall of Famers make the cut — pitcher Ted Lyons, catcher Ray Schalk, shortstop Luke Appling, and second baseman Eddie Collins. Interestingly three

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