30 years ago, 75 years old Luke Appling hit a homer at RFK Stadium


Last night was the 30th anniversary of 75 year old Luke Appling hitting a home run off Warren Spahn in the 1982 Cracker Jack Old Timer’s Baseball game. I was hoping to embed the video of it — there used to be a pretty good clip on youtube, but it’s gone. This ESPN retrospective video has Appling’s homer at 10:37.

Appling, a Hall of Fame shortstop with the Chicago White Sox, was never a power hitter and the left field stands were in football configuration, but the homer was one of the great moments in RFK Stadium history.

FURTHER READING

Old Dog With New TricksSports Illustrated

Luke Appling and the 1982 Cracker Jack GameMisc. Baseball

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