In 1982 75-year-old Luke Appling hit a Home Run off Warren Spahn

/

He was inducted into the baseball hall of fame nearly two decades before it happened. Luke Appling was at bat against Warren Spahn, another Hall of Famer in a 1982 old-timer’s game at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium. It had not seen baseball for more than ten years but that day it saw history.

A meatball over the plate by Spahn, then 61, was smashed into the left field bleachers, an estimated 300 feet. Spahn died on November 24, 2003. Appling passed away on January 3, 1991.


Attributions in this article: Map data ©2019 Google, Photo © BigStock Photos. Hand out photos courtesy of reporting agency. Press releases are the intellectual property of the issuing agency or corporation. Please report any photo, copyright or intellectual property violations to news@shorewsnetwork.com.
Did you see it?
Two Black World War II Soldiers get Purple Hearts that were overlooked because of their race, Army says