Luzerne Atwell “Lu” Blue (March 5, 1897 – July 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball first baseman. During his thirteen seasons in the major leagues, he played with the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, and Brooklyn Dodgers. For ten seasons, Blue was among the top ten in walks, finishing his career with 1,092 walks and a .402 on base percentage. In 1929, he was first in the American League in total times on base.
Born in Washington, D.C., Lu Blue served in World War I. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery after his death in 1958 at Alexandria, Virginia.
BLUE, LUZERNE A
- Corporal, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/05/1897
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/28/1958
- BURIED AT: SECTION 15 SITE 272
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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