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Luke Appling

Test your baseball knowledge of Luke Appling.
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Where was Lucius Benjamin Appling born on April 2, 1907?FANatical About Baseball

  1. Duck Point, North Carolina

  2. Fort Sumter, North Carolina

  3. Atlanta, Georgia

  4. High Point, North Carolina

2) Appling attended Oglethorpe College, but left during his sophomore year when he was signed by the Southern League Atlanta Crackers in 1930.

  • True or False?

3) When did Appling make his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox?

  1. September 10, 1930

  2. September 10, 1931

  3. September 10, 1932

  4. September 10, 1933

4) What was Appling’s career batting average?

  1. .295

  2. .300

  3. .310

  4. .340

5) Appling was famous among his teammates for complaining day in and day out about minor ailments such as a sore back, a weak shoulder, shin splints, or a sprained finger. While much of this complaining was probably for show, it earned him the moniker "Old Aches and Pains." He did suffer one serious injury: a broken leg that cost him much of the 1938 season.

  • True or False?

6) What was Appling’s career runs batted in?

  1. 916

  2. 1,116

  3. 1,216

  4. 1,416

7) How many All-Star games did Appling appear in?

  1. 1

  2. 3

  3. 5

  4. 7

8) When did Appling make his last MLB appearance for the Chicago White Sox

  1. October 1, 1950

  2. October 1, 1951

  3. October 1, 1952

  4. October 1, 1953

9) Where did Appling die on January 3, 1991 at age 83?

  1. Chicago, Illinois

  2. Richmond, Virginia

  3. Cumming, Georgia

  4. Houston, Texas

10) Where was Luke Appling Buried?

  1. Sawnee View Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina

  2. Sawnee View Gardens, Cumming, Georgia

  3. Sawnee View Gardens, Macon, Georgia

  4. Sawnee View Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

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Luke Appling
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1) D.  2) True  3) A.  4) C.  5) True  6) B.  7) D.  8) A.  9) C.  10) B. Plot: Mausoleum, Chapel West, Crypt 140 (3rd level from bottom)
 
 


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