On July 19, 1982, 75 year old Luke Appling hitting a home run off Warren Spahn in the 1982 Cracker Jack Old Timer’s Baseball game.

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. It was certainly the baseball highlight of the 34 year gap between the Seantors leaving and the Nationals arriving.

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Updated 7/19/2020

Author: WFY

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