Luke Appling

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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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When he retired, shortstop Luke Appling held the record for games, putouts, and assists at his position

When he retired, shortstop Luke Appling held the record for games, putouts, and assists at his position

Luke Appling enjoyed a 20-year career with the White Sox from 1930-1950. Skilled on both sides of the ball, Appling led the American League in assists in seven seasons. Offensively he was a force. The two-time batting champ hit .310 for his career, reaching as high as .388 in 1936. A .310 lifetime h
Government postcards lend provenance and help authenticate a vintage signature

Government postcards lend provenance and help authenticate a vintage signature

Shown here is the back of the government postcard signed by Luke Appling. The postmark is from Chicago and is dated August 24, 1949. A quick glance at Baseball Reference shows that Appling’s White Sox played a home game that day. Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics shutout Chicago that
After retiring as a player, Appling coached and managed in the minors and majors

After retiring as a player, Appling coached and managed in the minors and majors

When Luke Appling hung up his spikes and left the playing field his services were still in high demand. He immediately accepted a job as minor league manager of the Memphis Chicks in 1951. The following season Appling was named Minor League Manager of the Year. Shown here is a letter from 1954, sig
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 players associated with throwing the 1919 World Series are also on the list — third baseman Buck Weaver, and outfielders Joe

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