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Luke Appling
April 2, 1907 Luke (Lucius Benjamin) Appling born, High Point, North Carolina
  Luke Appling
February 17, 1964 Luke Appling inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown
  Luke Appling
January 3, 1991 Luke Appling died, Cumming, Georgia
  Luke Appling

Long time Chicago White Sox shortstop who occasionally played other positions, Luke Appling sported a lifetime .310 batting average, hitting a career high .388 in 1936, winning the American League batting title twice and hitting more than .300 14 times. Luke was elected to the All-star team 7 times. He entered the service in 1944, missing that season and most of 1945. After retiring as an active player, Appling continued as a coach, mostly for the White Sox and managed the Kansas City Athletics briefly in 1967.

Luke Appling began his professional career in Atlanta, as a member of the Atlanta Crackers (Southern Association). When he retired he moved to Cumming, Georgia.

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