Luzerne Atwell Blue
Corporal, United States Army
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.