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Luke ApplingTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1930-1950 MLB Years: 1930-1950
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PositionsSS-2218, 3B-88, 2B-40, 1B-13Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLucius Benjamin Appling
Height5-10Weight183BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 2,1907PlaceHigh Point,North Carolina
Death DateJanuary 3,1991 [83.276]
High SchoolFulton (Atlanta,GA)
CollegeOglethorpe University (Atlanta,GA)
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1930 [23.161]
OrganizationsCHA [20] Awards0Awards Voting11-428
TBC Player ID8245Retrosheet IDappll101MLBAM ID110297
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Player Notes:   The Chicago White Sox retired his #4 on June 7,1975
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed80Power52Contact60XBH45RBIs57Runs43Hitting84Durability79Team.451Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1930Chicago White SoxALMLBcha-ss23626282002200000000.308.308.385.69310226.308.077.154.3100.000.000.000.000.0025.00
1931Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5ss2496297366913412892292713000.232.303.313.6169318330.253.081.202.2928.798.180.930.30297.0026.09
1932Chicago White SoxALMLBcha8ss2513948966134201036398403603000.274.329.374.70318333532.291.100.184.3237.526.770.900.56163.0024.63
1933Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss26151612901973610685611562902000.322.379.443.82227152670.331.121.204.3808.364.330.520.90102.0026.40
1934Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss271184527513728626131592705000.303.384.405.78918336516.319.102.237.36811.435.230.460.39226.0026.28
1935Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss28153525941612861711261224007000.307.437.389.82620435654.331.082.326.39618.656.120.330.15525.0021.74
1936Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss291385261112043176128106852516000.388.474.508.98226744618.400.120.289.45513.754.050.290.9787.6721.57
1937Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss30154574981824284771810862814000.317.407.439.84625254665.328.122.286.39312.934.210.330.60143.5029.67
1938Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss3181294418914004413421711000.303.392.350.74210314338.321.047.184.35712.435.030.400.000.0015.73
1939Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss321485168216216605616910537090011.314.430.368.79819022630.338.054.271.38516.675.870.350.000.0013.58
1940Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss33150566961972713079356935130011.348.420.442.86225040639.371.094.212.39810.805.480.510.000.0020.30
1941Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss34154592931862681571288232120010.314.399.390.78923135677.331.076.221.37512.114.730.390.15592.0018.82
1942Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss3514254378142264353175632334007.262.342.341.68318533613.269.079.217.33010.283.750.370.49181.0023.24
1943Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss36155585631923323802789029110013.328.419.407.82623838677.342.079.265.39813.294.280.320.44195.0019.79
1945Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss3818571221221101012701000.368.478.5261.00430570.408.158.386.47117.1410.000.581.4357.0023.81
1946Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss3914958259180275155647141060015.309.384.378.76222033659.331.069.194.36410.776.220.580.15582.0018.33
1947Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss4013950367154290849866428140015.306.386.412.79820737572.313.106.237.37511.194.900.441.4062.8824.03
1948Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43b-ss41139497631561620471049435030017.314.423.354.77717618594.338.040.241.37915.825.890.370.000.0011.54
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss421424928214821555871212124060023.301.439.394.83319431619.309.093.329.40319.553.880.200.8198.4020.95
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4ss-1b43501281130340132012804007.234.300.320.620417144.250.086.195.2918.335.560.670.000.0023.33
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter24228856131927494401024511161791081302528117400129.310.399.398.797352858710243.326.088.243.00012.715.150.410.44196.8021.35
Average MLB - Per 162 games16259288184297375127873515009.310.399.398.79723639685.326.088.243.00012.715.150.410.44196.8021.35

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1930Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23SS6--1217413329.8794.83------6100.03.9
1931Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24SS76--1472324237421379.9004.99------9679.249.7
1931Chicago White SoxALMLBcha242B1--411-65.8335.00------961.00.7
1932Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25SS85--1952873766519482.9295.67------13961.256.3
1932Chicago White SoxALMLBcha252B30--62110616178172.9665.73------13921.619.9
1932Chicago White SoxALMLBcha253B14--1322624135.8542.50------13910.19.3
1933Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26SS151--31453455107903848.9395.62------151100.0100.7
1934Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27SS110--2433413455618584.9455.31------11893.272.4
1934Chicago White SoxALMLBcha272B8--2116143837.9744.63------1186.85.3
1935Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28SS153--3355563993930891.9585.82------153100.0100.7
1936Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29SS137--32047141119832791.9515.77------13899.390.7
1937Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30SS154--28054149111870821.9445.33------154100.0100.0
1938Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31SS78--1492582037427407.9535.22------8196.352.7
1939Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32SS148--2894613978789750.9515.07------148100.096.1
1940Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33SS150--3074363783780743.9534.95------150100.097.4
1941Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34SS154--2944734295809767.9484.98------154100.0100.0
1942Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35SS141--2694183877725687.9484.87------14299.395.3
1943Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36SS155--30050036115836800.9575.16------155100.0100.6
1945Chicago White SoxALMLBcha38SS17--37567710093.9305.47------1894.411.4
1946Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39SS149--2525053999796757.9515.08------149100.096.8
1947Chicago White SoxALMLBcha40SS129--2324223586689654.9495.07------13992.883.8
1947Chicago White SoxALMLBcha403B2--11--221.0001.00------1391.41.3
1948Chicago White SoxALMLBcha413B72--841631513262247.9433.43------13951.847.4
1948Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41SS64--1332102050363343.9455.36------13946.042.1
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42SS141--2534502695729703.9644.99------14299.391.6
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43SS20--37503139087.9674.35------5040.013.0
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha431B13--9112-161031031.0007.92------5026.08.4
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha432B1---------------502.00.6
MLB Totals for SS - 20 season(s)-   SS2218--4398721864314241225911616.9485.24------22180.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B88--981862115305284.9313.23------880.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B40--87127820222214.9645.35------400.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B13--9112-161031031.0007.92------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1930Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23----6------
1931Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---176------
1932Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---308514-----
1933Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26----151------
1934Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---8110------
1935Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28----153------
1936Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29----137------
1937Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30----154------
1938Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31----78------
1939Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32----148------
1940Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33----150------
1941Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34----154------
1942Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35----141------
1943Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36----155------
1945Chicago White SoxALMLBcha38----17------
1946Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39----149------
1947Chicago White SoxALMLBcha40----1292-----
1948Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41----6472-----
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42----141------
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43--13120------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1960Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet53First Base Coach1547183.46126.06Joe Gordon,Jimmy Dykes,Billy Hitchcock
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle54Assistant Coach1617883.48430.55Jimmy Dykes,Mel Harder
1963Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal56Assistant Coach1628676.53118.54Billy Hitchcock
1964Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc157Assistant Coach16257105.35242.09Ed Lopat,Mel McGaha
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc158Assistant Coach16259103.36443.010Haywood Sullivan,Mel McGaha
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc159Assistant Coach1607486.46323.07Alvin Dark
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc160Manager1616299.38529.510 
1970Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha63First Base Coach16256106.34642.06Don Gutteridge,Chuck Tanner,Bill Adair
1971Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha64First Base Coach1627983.48822.53Chuck Tanner
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl74Assistant Coach1065056.47215.05Bobby Cox
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl77Assistant Coach1628082.49412.02Joe Torre
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1950-11-09Released by White Sox. 
1930-08-19Purchased by White Sox from Atlanta (Southern Association). 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.