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From the Helmar-R319 card back: “Luke” is nearing the end of his 20-season career, and piling up franchise records. Despite constant griping about ailments, “Old Aches and Pains” has set the American League shortstop record for games played, assists, putouts, and chances. In 1936, his pinnacle year at the plate, “Luke” hit .388, and drove in 128 runs. He’s a .310 lifetime hitter, with legendary bat control, striking out an average of 36 times per season. After a front-office tightwad wouldn’t let “Luke” have some baseballs to give to fans, when “Luke” got up to bat he fouled off a dozen balls in a row into the stands, then turned towards the White Sox employee and shouted, “How do you like that?”

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Birth Date: April 2, 1907
Birth Location: High Point, NC
Death Date: January 3, 1991
Death Location: Cumming GA, USA
Weight: 183 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 10, 1930
Final Game Date: October 1, 1950
Years Played: 20
Games Played: 2,422
At Bats: 8,856
Runs: 1,319
Hits: 2,749
Doubles: 440
Triples: 102
Home Runs: 45
RBIs: 1,116
Stolen Bases: 179
Base on Balls: 1
Batting Average: 0.31
Position: Short Stop

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