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  • Luke Appling Hits Home Run at Age 75

    Now THIS is something to behold.

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    You can put it on the board....YESSSSSSSS!

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    • #3
      I remember it. It was in DC, although the shot of the US Capitol gives it away, on a temporary baseball field. The infield had no skin part. Off Warren Spahn too.
      Perfect is the enemy of good.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by berwyn View Post
        I remember it. It was in DC, although the shot of the US Capitol gives it away, on a temporary baseball field. The infield had no skin part. Off Warren Spahn too.
        It should be noted that it was a 275 foot home run. That's a pretty good shot for a 75-year-old, but the video made it look like it was a genuine Major League homer.

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        • #5
          Luke Appling was the man. He was notorious for fouling off pitch after pitch until he got something he liked. IIRC his number 4 was one of the first numbers retired by the White Sox.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nellie Fox View Post

            It should be noted that it was a 275 foot home run. That's a pretty good shot for a 75-year-old, but the video made it look like it was a genuine Major League homer.
            I think down the line that's a homer at the Polo Grounds.

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            • #7
              Did Spahn knock him down when he came up again?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FielderJones View Post

                I think down the line that's a homer at the Polo Grounds.
                Yeah, and it was even shorter to right, with a 483 foot center field and power alleys well over 400. Oddly-shaped field.

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                • #9
                  The home run was amazing, but he just RAN the bases at 75....WOW...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nellie Fox View Post

                    Yeah, and it was even shorter to right, with a 483 foot center field and power alleys well over 400. Oddly-shaped field.
                    Well, there was probably a very good reason the place was called the Polo Grounds.

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