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Luke Appling SSWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 10243 .310 .399 .398 .003 -0.2
Birth Date4-2-1907
Height5' 10"
Weight183 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1930 CHA 23 6 26 26 2 8 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .308 .308 .385 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHA 24 96 330 297 36 69 13 4 1 93 29 27 1 3 28 9 2 .232 .303 .313 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHA 25 139 532 489 66 134 20 10 3 183 40 36 0 3 63 9 8 .274 .329 .374 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CHA 26 151 670 612 90 197 36 10 6 271 56 29 0 2 85 6 11 .322 .379 .443 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CHA 27 118 516 452 75 137 28 6 2 183 59 27 0 5 61 3 1 .303 .384 .405 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CHA 28 153 654 525 94 161 28 6 1 204 122 40 0 7 71 12 6 .307 .437 .389 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CHA 29 138 618 526 111 204 31 7 6 267 85 25 1 6 128 10 6 .388 .474 .508 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CHA 30 154 665 574 98 182 42 8 4 252 86 28 1 4 77 18 10 .317 .407 .439 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CHA 31 81 338 294 41 89 14 0 0 103 42 17 1 1 44 1 3 .303 .392 .350 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CHA 32 148 630 516 82 162 16 6 0 190 105 37 0 9 56 16 9 .314 .430 .368 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CHA 33 150 639 566 96 197 27 13 0 250 69 35 1 3 79 3 5 .348 .420 .442 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHA 34 154 677 592 93 186 26 8 1 231 82 32 1 2 57 12 8 .314 .399 .390 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHA 35 142 613 543 78 142 26 4 3 185 63 23 3 4 53 17 5 .262 .342 .341 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CHA 36 155 677 585 63 192 33 2 3 238 90 29 1 1 80 27 8 .328 .419 .407 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CHA 38 18 70 57 12 21 2 2 1 30 12 7 0 1 10 1 0 .368 .478 .526 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CHA 39 149 659 582 59 180 27 5 1 220 71 41 0 6 55 6 4 .309 .384 .378 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CHA 40 139 572 503 67 154 29 0 8 207 64 28 1 4 49 8 6 .306 .386 .412 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CHA 41 139 594 497 63 156 16 2 0 176 94 35 0 3 47 10 4 .314 .423 .354 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CHA 42 142 619 492 82 148 21 5 5 194 121 24 0 6 58 7 12 .301 .439 .394 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA 43 50 144 128 11 30 3 4 0 41 12 8 0 4 13 2 0 .234 .300 .320 .220 -2.8 0.8 -0.2
Career242210243885613192749440102453528130252811741116179108.310.399.398.003-2.80.8-0.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1930 CHA MLB 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHA MLB 96 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHA MLB 139 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CHA MLB 151 670 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CHA MLB 118 516 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CHA MLB 153 654 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CHA MLB 138 618 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CHA MLB 154 665 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CHA MLB 81 338 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CHA MLB 148 630 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CHA MLB 150 639 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHA MLB 154 677 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHA MLB 142 613 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CHA MLB 155 677 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CHA MLB 18 70 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CHA MLB 149 659 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CHA MLB 139 572 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CHA MLB 139 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CHA MLB 142 619 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA MLB 50 144 .220 .268 .341 .400 .269 .000 96 -4.6 3.0 -0.6 0.8 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1930 CHA MLB 26 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 .308 .308 .385 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CHA MLB 330 36 69 13 4 1 28 29 27 9 2 .232 .303 .313 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CHA MLB 532 66 134 20 10 3 63 40 36 9 8 .274 .329 .374 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CHA MLB 670 90 197 36 10 6 85 56 29 6 11 .322 .379 .443 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 CHA MLB 516 75 137 28 6 2 61 59 27 3 1 .303 .384 .405 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 CHA MLB 654 94 161 28 6 1 71 122 40 12 6 .307 .437 .389 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 CHA MLB 618 111 204 31 7 6 128 85 25 10 6 .388 .474 .508 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CHA MLB 665 98 182 42 8 4 77 86 28 18 10 .317 .407 .439 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CHA MLB 338 41 89 14 0 0 44 42 17 1 3 .303 .392 .350 .048 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CHA MLB 630 82 162 16 6 0 56 105 37 16 9 .314 .430 .368 .054 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CHA MLB 639 96 197 27 13 0 79 69 35 3 5 .348 .420 .442 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CHA MLB 677 93 186 26 8 1 57 82 32 12 8 .314 .399 .390 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CHA MLB 613 78 142 26 4 3 53 63 23 17 5 .262 .342 .341 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1943 CHA MLB 677 63 192 33 2 3 80 90 29 27 8 .328 .419 .407 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CHA MLB 70 12 21 2 2 1 10 12 7 1 0 .368 .478 .526 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CHA MLB 659 59 180 27 5 1 55 71 41 6 4 .309 .384 .378 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CHA MLB 572 67 154 29 0 8 49 64 28 8 6 .306 .386 .412 .105 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CHA MLB 594 63 156 16 2 0 47 94 35 10 4 .314 .423 .354 .040 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CHA MLB 619 82 148 21 5 5 58 121 24 7 12 .301 .439 .394 .093 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CHA MLB 144 11 30 3 4 0 13 12 8 2 0 .234 .300 .320 .086 .220 -2.8 0.8 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

Luke Appling is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Lines in a Larger SongGeoff Young2013-04-02
Wezen-Ball: A Plane Crash in IndianapolisLarry Granillo2013-03-21
Wezen-Ball: Breaking Down the White Sox Magazine CrosswordLarry Granillo2013-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: The Eternal ShortstopBill Parker2012-06-27
The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT BadBaseball Prospectus2011-07-20
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for March 31Larry Granillo2011-04-01
Tater Trot Tracker: Williams, Appling, Oh and BoLarry Granillo2011-03-31
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the TrinityJay Jaffe2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named OverbaySteven Goldman2010-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy RyanSteven Goldman2010-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Enhanced?Steven Goldman2010-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: On Droughts and DraftsSteven Goldman2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
You Could Look It Up: The Ballad of the Old ShortstopsSteven Goldman2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part OneNate Silver2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The .400 ClubJim Baker2006-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Claiming the FlagJim Baker2005-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Armchair Manager EditionJim Baker2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A Hall of FamerNate Silver2004-09-29
Swinging for the Hall, Part 2: A Non-HOF All-Star TeamMichael Wolverton2002-09-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, what are PECOTA's comps for Billy Crystal? ;) (But seriously: He didn't look that bad out there, to these eyes. Are we that far away from when medical science gives us 59-60 year-old ball players?)
(MA from Athens, GA)
Luke Appling, 1950; Julio Franco, 2007; Henny Youngman, any year.

...I think we're still pretty far away from seniors ballplayers, but it's not out of the realm of possibility some decades hence. If I'm still here answering questions then, remind me that you were ahead of the curve. (Steven Goldman)


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