Luke Appling Stats

Luke Appling was born on Tuesday, April 2, 1907, in High Point, North Carolina. Appling was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1930, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Luke Appling baseball stats page.

"When (Luke) Appling was around, the real blunder was to ask him, 'How do you feel?' It would sometimes take half an hour before he stopped telling you." - Maury Allen in Big-Time Baseabll (1978)
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Autograph on a 1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#4 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1988pac01' title='1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Luke Appling Autograph on a 1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#4 | Checklist )

Career
Wild Card
Division
LCS
World Series
Birth Name:
Lucius Benjamin Appling
Nickname:
Fumblefoot or Kid Boots or Old Aches & Pains
Born On:
04-02-1907  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
High Point, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-03-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Cumming, Georgia
Cemetery:
Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, Georgia Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Fulton High School (Atlanta, GA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
183
First Game:
09-10-1930 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-01-1950
Draft:
Not Applicable
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1930 23 White Sox 6 26 2 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .308 .308 .385
1931 24 White Sox 96 297 36 69 13 4 1 0 28 29 - 27 3 - 1 - .232 .303 .313
1932 25 White Sox 139 489 66 134 20 10 3 0 63 40 - 36 3 - 0 - .274 .329 .374
1933 26 White Sox 151 612 90 197 36 10 6 0 85 56 - 29 2 - 0 - .322 .379 .443
1934 27 White Sox 118 452 75 137 28 6 2 0 61 59 - 27 5 - 0 - .303 .384 .405
1935 28 White Sox 153 525 94 161 28 6 1 0 71 122 - 40 7 - 0 - .307 .437 .389
1936 29 White Sox 138 526 111 204 31 7 6 0 128 85 - 25 6 - 1 - .388 .474 .508
1937 30 White Sox 154 574 98 182 42 8 4 0 77 86 - 28 4 - 1 - .317 .407 .439
1938 31 White Sox 81 294 41 89 14 0 0 0 44 42 - 17 1 - 1 - .303 .392 .350
1939 32 White Sox 148 516 82 162 16 6 0 0 56 105 - 37 9 - 0 11 .314 .430 .368
1940 33 White Sox 150 566 96 197 27 13 0 0 79 69 - 35 3 - 1 11 .348 .420 .442
1941 34 White Sox 154 592 93 186 26 8 1 0 57 82 - 32 2 - 1 10 .314 .399 .390
1942 35 White Sox 142 543 78 142 26 4 3 0 53 63 - 23 4 - 3 7 .262 .342 .341
1943 36 White Sox 155 585 63 192 33 2 3 0 80 90 - 29 1 - 1 13 .328 .419 .407
1945 38 White Sox 18 57 12 21 2 2 1 0 10 12 - 7 1 - 0 0 .368 .478 .526
1946 39 White Sox 149 582 59 180 27 5 1 0 55 71 - 41 6 - 0 15 .309 .384 .378
1947 40 White Sox 139 503 67 154 29 0 8 0 49 64 - 28 4 - 1 15 .306 .386 .412
1948 41 White Sox 139 497 63 156 16 2 0 0 47 94 - 35 3 - 0 17 .314 .423 .354
1949 42 White Sox 142 492 82 148 21 5 5 0 58 121 - 24 6 - 0 23 .301 .439 .394
1950 43 White Sox 50 128 11 30 3 4 0 0 13 12 - 8 4 - 0 7 .234 .300 .320
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,422 8,856 1,319 2,749 440 102 45 0 1,116 1,302 - 528 74 - 11 129 .310 .399 .398
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1930 White Sox SS 6 6 174 33 5.5 29 12 17 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .879 4.50
1931 White Sox 2B 1 1 24 6 6.0 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.63
1931 White Sox SS 76 71 1,861 421 5.5 379 147 232 42 37 n/a n/a n/a .900 5.50
1932 White Sox 2B 30 27 733 178 5.9 172 62 110 6 16 n/a n/a n/a .966 6.34
1932 White Sox 3B 14 13 333 41 2.9 35 13 22 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .854 2.84
1932 White Sox SS 85 82 2,147 519 6.1 482 195 287 37 66 n/a n/a n/a .929 6.06
1933 White Sox SS 151 151 4,057 903 6.0 848 314 534 55 107 n/a n/a n/a .939 5.64
1934 White Sox 2B 8 8 189 38 4.8 37 21 16 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.29
1934 White Sox SS 110 110 2,900 618 5.6 584 243 341 34 55 n/a n/a n/a .945 5.44
1935 White Sox SS 153 153 4,082 930 6.1 891 335 556 39 93 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.89
1936 White Sox SS 137 137 3,654 832 6.1 791 320 471 41 119 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.84
1937 White Sox SS 154 154 4,039 870 5.6 821 280 541 49 111 n/a n/a n/a .944 5.49
1938 White Sox SS 78 77 1,966 427 5.5 407 149 258 20 37 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.59
1939 White Sox SS 148 148 3,862 789 5.3 750 289 461 39 78 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.24
1940 White Sox SS 150 150 3,977 780 5.2 743 307 436 37 83 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.04
1941 White Sox SS 154 154 4,122 809 5.3 767 294 473 42 95 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.02
1942 White Sox SS 141 141 3,633 725 5.1 687 269 418 38 77 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.11
1943 White Sox SS 155 155 4,120 836 5.4 800 300 500 36 115 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.24
1945 White Sox SS 17 17 260 100 5.9 93 37 56 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .930 9.66
1946 White Sox SS 149 149 3,827 796 5.3 757 252 505 39 99 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.34
1947 White Sox 3B 2 1 24 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1947 White Sox SS 129 128 3,413 689 5.3 654 232 422 35 86 n/a n/a n/a .949 5.17
1948 White Sox 3B 72 69 1,789 262 3.6 247 84 163 15 13 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.73
1948 White Sox SS 64 62 1,604 363 5.7 343 133 210 20 50 n/a n/a n/a .945 5.77
1949 White Sox SS 141 140 3,161 729 5.2 703 253 450 26 95 n/a n/a n/a .964 6.00
1950 White Sox 1B 13 13 301 103 7.9 103 91 12 0 16 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.24
1950 White Sox 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1950 White Sox SS 20 15 443 90 4.5 87 37 50 3 13 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.30
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 2,218 2,200 57,302 12,259 5.5 11,616 4,398 7,218 643 1,424 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.47
3B Totals 88 83 2,146 305 3.5 284 98 186 21 15 n/a n/a n/a .931 3.57
2B Totals 40 36 949 222 5.6 214 87 127 8 20 n/a n/a n/a .964 6.09
1B Totals 13 13 301 103 7.9 103 91 12 0 16 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.24
20 Years 2,359 2,332 60,698 12,889 5.5 12,217 4,674 7,543 672 1,475 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.43
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1930 White Sox 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.0 - - -
1931 White Sox 9 2 .818 17 2 n/a 297.0 11.0 10.6 - - -
1932 White Sox 9 8 .529 10 0 n/a 163.0 13.6 7.8 - - -
1933 White Sox 6 11 .353 0 0 n/a 102.0 21.1 7.2 - - -
1934 White Sox 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 226.0 16.7 7.4 - - -
1935 White Sox 12 6 .667 0 0 n/a 525.0 13.1 7.4 - - -
1936 White Sox 10 6 .625 1 0 n/a 87.7 21.0 4.1 - - -
1937 White Sox 18 10 .643 0 0 n/a 143.5 20.5 7.5 - - -
1938 White Sox 1 3 .250 3 0 n/a 0.0 17.3 6.7 - - -
1939 White Sox 16 9 .640 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.9 9.2 - - -
1940 White Sox 3 5 .375 0 0 n/a 0.0 16.2 7.2 - - -
1941 White Sox 12 8 .600 0 0 n/a 592.0 18.5 10.4 - - -
1942 White Sox 17 5 .773 1 0 n/a 181.0 23.6 10.2 - - -
1943 White Sox 27 8 .771 0 0 n/a 195.0 20.2 7.3 - - -
1945 White Sox 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 57.0 8.1 5.7 - - -
1946 White Sox 6 4 .600 0 0 n/a 582.0 14.2 10.6 - - -
1947 White Sox 8 6 .571 9 0 n/a 62.9 18.0 10.3 - - -
1948 White Sox 10 4 .714 5 1 n/a 0.0 14.2 10.6 - - -
1949 White Sox 7 12 .368 2 0 n/a 98.4 20.5 8.5 - - -
1950 White Sox 2 0 1.000 18 1 n/a 0.0 16.0 9.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 179 108 .624 67 4 n/a 196.8 16.8 7.9 - - -
Luke Appling

Luke Appling Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1930 Chicago White Sox n/a $4,200.00 n/a -
1931 Chicago White Sox 5 $4,200.00 n/a -
1932 Chicago White Sox 8 $4,200.00 n/a -
1933 Chicago White Sox 4 $5,000.00 - -
1934 Chicago White Sox 4 $7,500.00 - -
1935 Chicago White Sox 4 $7,000.00 - -
1936 Chicago White Sox 4 $12,000.00 Stats -
1937 Chicago White Sox 4 $18,500.00 - -
1938 Chicago White Sox 4 $15,000.00 - -
1939 Chicago White Sox 4 $13,500.00 Stats -
1940 Chicago White Sox 4 $13,500.00 Stats -
1941 Chicago White Sox 4 $14,000.00 Stats -
1942 Chicago White Sox 4 $14,000.00 - -
1943 Chicago White Sox 4 $11,000.00 Stats -
1945 Chicago White Sox 4 $11,000.00 n/a -
1946 Chicago White Sox 4 $12,000.00 Stats -
1947 Chicago White Sox 4 $16,000.00 Stats -
1948 Chicago White Sox 4 $17,000.00 - -
1949 Chicago White Sox 4 $17,000.00 - -
1950 Chicago White Sox 4 $25,000.00 - -


Did you know that you can compare Luke Appling to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1930 American League season ?

You can follow the team links in the chart above to locate common statistics (singles), advanced statistics (WHIP Ratio & Isolated Power), and unique statistics (plate appearances & times on bases) not found on any other website.

If you find this type of "free" data useful please consider making a donation to Baseball Almanac : a privately run / non-commercial site in need of financial assistance.

Last-Modified: January 31, 2019 3:59 AM EST

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac33m
Thank you Kristi! We appreciate every single person who takes the time to do that. ❤️the "learner of things to be l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac37m
Classic photo from our archives, taken OTD1960 by the Ventura County Star-Free Press (@vcstar), showing #LosAngelestwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac56m
OTD2005: Jerry Coleman won the Ford C. Frick Award. The former 1950 World Series MVP worked 40+ years in the booth… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac1h
Our Instagram (instagram.com/baseballalmana…) Photo of the Day. At Spring Training game today, in Roger Dean Stadium (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac1h
Hey Cardinal Nation (@Cardinals), we won't be watching on TV -- we will be there in the park, and in the stands!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac2h
LOSING a NO-HITTER?!?! Steve Barber (baseball-almanac.com/players/player… / born OTD1938) & Stu Miller threw an OFFICIAL no-no i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Feb
Alan Trammell: All-Star (6x) GG (4x), Silver Slugger (3x). Bill James ranked him 9th best SS of all time, but DYK B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
I appreciate you taking the time to include us in this thread and based on the birth certificate, I've made the cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
Brian McCann (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) was the 1st catcher to win Silver Slugger in AL ('15) AND NL ('06, '08, '09,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Feb
Larry Chappell: 1-of-8 #MLB players to die while serving in the armed forces during World War I. List, why Comiskey… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Mad 😉 at McFarland (@McFarlandBooks) for sending us Sixty-One in '61 (amazon.com/exec/obidos/as…) on Valentine's Day.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
#TUESDAYTRIVIA: Dave Winfield went from University of Minnesota to #SanDiego #Padres, without playing MiLB! He was… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Sign stealing history; including the use of buzzers, binoculars, scoreboard spies, television cameras, even the App… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
RIP Dick Scott (😥). LHP with #Dodgers (1963) and #Cubs (1964). DYK he was the first Traip Academy (@TraipAcademy) g… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
A very important graph: ┃ ⚾️ Mood ┃ ╱ Level ┃… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Feb
OTD1924 Tony Boeckel died in a car crash. The first #MLB player killed in an automobile accident. The newspaper sto… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Feb
RIP Tony Fernández 😥. An AMAZING 17-year career, 5x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove winner, a cycle, a World Series ring, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Feb
February 15 is National Wisconsin Day, birthplace to 245 #MLB players, seventeen All-Stars, and four Hall of Fame p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Feb
Happy Valentine's Day baseball fans. There are 55 ballplayers who were born OTD, 6 all-stars. 24 passed away on Feb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac13 Feb
Baseball Almanac Player of the Day. Catfish Hunter. How did he get that nickname? DYK he was the youngest pitcher t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version