Luke Hamlin Stats

Luke Hamlin was born on Sunday, July 3, 1904, in Ferris Center, Michigan. Hamlin was 29 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1933, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Hamlin baseball stats page.

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"(Luke) Hamlin is so wild if he fell off the Brooklyn Bridge, he would not hit the water." - Sportswriter Tom Meany in Baseball's Greatest Quotes (1982)

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Luke 'Hot Potato' Hamlin Autograph on a 1940 Play Ball (#70 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1940pla01' title='1940 Play Ball Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Luke 'Hot Potato' Hamlin Autograph on a 1940 Play Ball (#70 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Lewis Dennison Hamlin
Nickname:
Hot Potato or Luke
Born On:
07-03-1904  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Ferris Center, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-18-1978 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Clare, Michigan
Cemetery:
East Lawn Memory Gardens, Okemos, Michigan
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
168
First Game:
09-18-1933 (Age 29)
Last Game:
09-26-1944
Draft:
Not Applicable

Luke Hamlin

Luke Hamlin Pitching Stats

1933 29 Tigers 3 3 0 1 0 1.000 4.86 0 0 0 16.2 80 20 9 11 3 10 - 10 0 0 0 -
1934 30 Tigers 20 5 7 2 3 .400 5.38 1 0 1 75.1 348 87 45 48 11 44 - 30 2 0 0 -
1937 33 Dodgers 39 25 8 11 13 .458 3.59 11 1 1 185.2 787 183 74 96 4 48 - 93 4 0 0 -
1938 34 Dodgers 44 30 9 12 15 .444 3.68 10 3 6 237.1 997 243 97 111 14 65 - 97 2 2 0 -
1939 35 Dodgers 40 36 2 20 13 .606 3.64 19 2 0 269.2 1,100 255 109 115 27 54 - 88 2 0 0 -
1940 36 Dodgers 33 25 2 9 8 .529 3.06 9 2 0 182.1 758 183 62 77 17 34 - 91 0 2 0 -
1941 37 Dodgers 30 20 5 8 8 .500 4.24 5 1 1 136.0 581 139 64 75 14 41 - 58 0 2 1 -
1942 38 Pirates 23 14 4 4 4 .500 3.94 6 1 0 112.0 483 128 49 58 3 19 - 38 1 1 1 -
1944 40 Athletics 29 23 2 6 12 .333 3.74 9 2 0 190.0 809 204 79 94 13 38 - 58 4 3 0 -
9 Years 261 181 39 73 76 .490 3.77 70 12 9 1,405.0 5,943 1,442 588 685 106 353 - 563 15 10 2 -

Luke Hamlin

Luke Hamlin Hitting Stats

1933 29 Tigers 3 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 1 - 0 - .400 .400 1.000
1934 30 Tigers 20 26 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 8 3 - 0 - .231 .231 .231
1937 33 Dodgers 41 59 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 16 5 - 1 2 .186 .238 .186
1938 34 Dodgers 44 78 3 11 1 1 0 0 4 2 - 16 4 - 0 3 .141 .163 .179
1939 35 Dodgers 40 103 4 13 3 0 1 0 6 1 - 21 6 - 0 2 .126 .135 .184
1940 36 Dodgers 35 58 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 18 8 - 0 0 .086 .086 .103
1941 37 Dodgers 30 41 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 - 12 3 - 0 1 .146 .186 .171
1942 38 Pirates 23 37 2 9 0 0 0 0 7 0 - 11 3 - 0 0 .243 .243 .243
1944 40 Athletics 29 56 5 13 0 0 0 0 6 9 - 12 4 - 0 0 .232 .338 .232
9 Years 265 463 24 76 7 2 1 0 31 17 - 115 37 - 1 8 .164 .195 .194

Luke Hamlin

Luke Hamlin Fielding Stats

1933 Tigers P 3 3 50 3 1.0 1 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .333 0.54
1934 Tigers P 20 5 226 16 0.8 16 4 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1937 Dodgers P 39 25 557 39 1.0 33 7 26 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .846 1.60
1938 Dodgers P 44 30 712 39 0.9 37 8 29 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.40
1939 Dodgers P 40 36 809 47 1.2 46 13 33 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.54
1940 Dodgers P 33 25 547 26 0.8 24 5 19 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.18
1941 Dodgers P 30 20 408 27 0.9 27 9 18 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1942 Pirates P 23 14 336 21 0.9 19 4 15 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.53
1944 Athletics P 29 23 570 24 0.8 20 1 19 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.95
P Totals 261 181 4,215 242 0.9 223 52 171 19 8 n/a n/a n/a .921 1.43
9 Years 261 181 4,215 242 0.9 223 52 171 19 8 n/a n/a n/a .921 1.43

Luke Hamlin

Luke Hamlin Miscellaneous Stats

1933 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.00 5.40 5.40
1934 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 13.0 0.68 3.58 5.26
1937 Dodgers 0 - - 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.7 59.0 1.94 4.51 2.33
1938 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.9 19.5 1.49 3.68 2.46
1939 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 103.0 4.9 17.2 1.63 2.94 1.80
1940 Dodgers 0 - - 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.2 19.3 2.68 4.49 1.68
1941 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 20.5 1.41 3.84 2.71
1942 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 5.3 2.00 3.05 1.53
1944 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 9.3 1.53 2.75 1.80
9 Years 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 463.0 4.0 14.9 1.59 3.61 2.26

Luke Hamlin

Luke Hamlin Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1933 Detroit Tigers 20 Undetermined - -
1934 Detroit Tigers 20 Undetermined - -
1937 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 Undetermined - -
1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 Undetermined - -
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 Undetermined - -
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 Undetermined - -
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 Undetermined - -
1942 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Undetermined - -
1944 Philadelphia Athletics 31 Undetermined - -
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