Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WSC All-Stars: Luke Appling 1947

Card #27 - Luke Appling

Luke was selected to his seventh and final All-Star game in 1947. He was selected as a reserve shortstop for the game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Appling would pinch hit for right fielder Buddy Lewis to start the top of the sixth. Luke would hit a single to left field off of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Harry Brecheen. Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams would single to right field, enabling Appling to get to third base. New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio ground into a double play, but Luke would still score on the play, tying the game, one all. New York Yankees outfielder Tommy Henrich would replace Appling for the bottom of the sixth in right field.

The American League would end up winning, 2-1, on an RBI single by Washington Senators center fielder Stan Spence, scoring Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr in the seventh inning.

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