Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1964
Holding down the White Sox shortstop position during his 20-year career, Luke Appling proved to be a consistent fielder, solid leadoff hitter and fan favorite. As a leadoff batter, he was known for his ability to intentionally foul off pitches until receiving the pitch he wanted for a base hit. He twice captured the American League batting title, finished with a .310 lifetime average and a career total of 2,749 hits. The seven-time All-Star selection was also selected as the White Sox's greatest player by the Chicago fans.