Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FANTASY COACH CARD- 1972 LUKE APPLING

Here’s a “fantasy” 1972 coach card for beloved lifer Luke Appling, one of the greatest Chicago White Sox players, who went on to have a lengthy career as a coach:


“Old Aches and Pains” coached for the White Sox in 1970 and 1971 after a coaching and managing stint for the Kansas City Athletics in the late-60’s.
It made sense that he was back in the South Side of Chicago since he played his entire 20-year career with the White Sox, collecting over 2700 hits, two batting titles and playing on seven all-star games between 1930 and 1950.
I will always remember that home run he hit off of Warren Spahn at the age of 75 in 1982 at an old-timers game at RFK Stadium!

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of Appling until he jacked that homer at 75-years of age. I was 13 years old and too young to know who he was, so I checked his stats in that big book at the library and was pretty impressed. But his old-timers game homer will forever be what I think of when I hear his name.

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