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May 8, 1985 | MILTON RICHMAN, United Press International
Never mind E.F. Hutton. They've got a few problems they're working on right now. But when ol' Luke Appling talks, especially about hitting, you'd better well listen or you'll be sorry. Luke was talking about Dale Murphy. That in itself isn't much of an upset because everybody's talking about the Atlanta Braves' big, friendly right-handed hitting center fielder and how he's murdering every pitcher he faces.
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July 21, 2005
Where Chicago's Frank Thomas ranks among all-time White Sox players in selected categories: GAMES PLAYED 1. Luke Appling...2,422 2. Nellie Fox...2,115 3. Frank Thomas...1,959 RUNS SCORED 1. Frank Thomas...1,327 2. Luke Appling...1,319 HITS 1. Luke Appling...2,749 2. Nellie Fox...2,470 3. Frank Thomas...2,136 DOUBLES 1. Frank Thomas...447 2. Luke Appling...440 HOME RUNS 1. Frank Thomas...448 2. Harold Baines...221 3. Carlton Fisk...214 RUNS BATTED IN 1. Frank Thomas...1,465 2. Luke Appling...
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July 21, 2005
Where Chicago's Frank Thomas ranks among all-time White Sox players in selected categories: GAMES PLAYED 1. Luke Appling...2,422 2. Nellie Fox...2,115 3. Frank Thomas...1,959 RUNS SCORED 1. Frank Thomas...1,327 2. Luke Appling...1,319 HITS 1. Luke Appling...2,749 2. Nellie Fox...2,470 3. Frank Thomas...2,136 DOUBLES 1. Frank Thomas...447 2. Luke Appling...440 HOME RUNS 1. Frank Thomas...448 2. Harold Baines...221 3. Carlton Fisk...214 RUNS BATTED IN 1. Frank Thomas...1,465 2. Luke Appling...
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July 19, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a dark and stormy night in Washington, D.C., a bunch of ex-major league stars gathered to play an old-timers' game. At first, it looked like a rainout. An hour-long thunderstorm preceded the game, turning the field at RFK Stadium into a lake. About 30,000 spectators huddled under cover, hoping the storm would pass. It did, and players like Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Lew Burdette and Bob Feller trotted onto the soggy field on aching joints.
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January 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Luke Appling, the Hall of Fame shortstop who continued to teach hitting long past his retirement, died suddenly Thursday. He was 83. Appling, who played his entire 20-year career with the Chicago White Sox, batted more than .300 16 times, won two American League batting titles, set major league records for longevity at shortstop and retired with a .310 lifetime average. He was admitted to Lakeside Community Hospital on Wednesday night with an aneurysm of the aorta.
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July 19, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a dark and stormy night in Washington, D.C., a bunch of ex-major league stars gathered to play an old-timers' game. At first, it looked like a rainout. An hour-long thunderstorm preceded the game, turning the field at RFK Stadium into a lake. About 30,000 spectators huddled under cover, hoping the storm would pass. It did, and players like Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Lew Burdette and Bob Feller trotted onto the soggy field on aching joints.
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January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Baseball Hall of Famer Luke Appling, remembered for a .310 lifetime average and a home run at age 75, died today of an aneurysm at 83. Appling was admitted to Lakeside Community Hospital, in Atlanta's northern suburbs, Wednesday night and died in surgery early this morning, according to the hospital. Lucius Benjamin Appling Jr., known as "Old Aches and Pains," played shortstop for 21 seasons, all with the same big-league team, the Chicago White Sox.
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July 8, 1999
All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson, who turned 40 in December, is tied for seventh in the National League with 21 stolen bases. Most stolen bases by players after turning 40: Cap Anson: 90 Honus Wagner: 61 Sam Rice: 31 Willie Mays: 28 Luke Appling: 27 Ty Cobb: 27 Davey Lopes: 27 * Source: World Features Syndicate
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May 25, 1995 | Associated Press
The St. Louis Cardinals placed shortstop Ozzie Smith on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore shoulder. Last month, Smith, 40, became the oldest opening-day shortstop since Luke Appling in 1950. He has been sidelined for the last six games because of pain in the shoulder. Doctors will try treatment and further diagnostic testing before considering surgery. Smith said he would be sidelined about six weeks if arthroscopic surgery is required.
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April 9, 2000
42: Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when Branch Rickey brought him up to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Robinson's uniform No. 42 was retired by the Dodgers in 1972. In 1997, on the 50th anniversary of his first major league season, his number was retired by major league baseball.
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January 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Luke Appling, the Hall of Fame shortstop who continued to teach hitting long past his retirement, died suddenly Thursday. He was 83. Appling, who played his entire 20-year career with the Chicago White Sox, batted more than .300 16 times, won two American League batting titles, set major league records for longevity at shortstop and retired with a .310 lifetime average. He was admitted to Lakeside Community Hospital on Wednesday night with an aneurysm of the aorta.
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January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Baseball Hall of Famer Luke Appling, remembered for a .310 lifetime average and a home run at age 75, died today of an aneurysm at 83. Appling was admitted to Lakeside Community Hospital, in Atlanta's northern suburbs, Wednesday night and died in surgery early this morning, according to the hospital. Lucius Benjamin Appling Jr., known as "Old Aches and Pains," played shortstop for 21 seasons, all with the same big-league team, the Chicago White Sox.
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May 8, 1985 | MILTON RICHMAN, United Press International
Never mind E.F. Hutton. They've got a few problems they're working on right now. But when ol' Luke Appling talks, especially about hitting, you'd better well listen or you'll be sorry. Luke was talking about Dale Murphy. That in itself isn't much of an upset because everybody's talking about the Atlanta Braves' big, friendly right-handed hitting center fielder and how he's murdering every pitcher he faces.
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