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Luke Appling

Years: 1930 - 43, 44 - 50

Positions: shortstop, 3rd base, 2nd base, 1st base

Uniform numbers: 4, 5, 8

Nicknames: Old Aches & Pains, Luscious Luke

7 All-Star selection (1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947)

Hall of Fame 1964

Number retired in 1975

His .388 average was good for the first batting title ever won by a shortstop (in the American League) and was the highest batting average recorded by a shortstop in the 20th century



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