Dmitry Lukin also listed as Dmitri Loukine
- Bats Right, Throws Right
Infielder Dmitry Lukin spent 15 years with the Russian national team.
Lukin hit only .120/.179/.160 while fielding .906 as their starting shortstop in the 1993 European Championship, Russia's first appearance in a European Championshiop; 13 years later, he would be the only player still on the squad . He improved to .292/.433/.458 in the 1995 European Championship; he hit four doubles to tie Sylvain Hervieux, David Meurant, Jesus Erroz and Jose Arza for the tourney lead.
Dmitry hit only .105/.190/.211 with 9 strikeouts in 19 at-bats in the 1998 Baseball World Cup, Russia's first Baseball World Cup. He fielded .920 at shortstop. In the 1999 European Championship, the 26-year-old batted .267/.313/.267 as Russia's main shortstop.
Lukin was only 1 for 13 in the 2001 European Championship, when Russia had its best showing with a Silver Medal. He was 0 for 4 in a backup role in the 2001 Baseball World Cup.
By the time the 2003 Baseball World Cup rolled around, Dmitry was back in a starting role, hitting .313/.353/.438 to lead the Russian offense. He fielded .880 at shortstop. In the 2005 European Championship, he batted .207/.281/.207 while bouncing between 3B, 2B and SS.
In the 2008 European Championship Qualifiers, Lukin was the only Russian position player over 30; Makhmoutov was the only older player on the roster. Dmitry hit .363/.500/.455, second on Russia to Alexander Vasiliev, but the team failed to advance to the 2010 European Championship. Lukin coached for Russia in the 2011 European Championship Qualifiers, when they won a spot in the 2012 European Championship. He also coached for Russia in the 2014 European Championship.
- Defunct IBAF site
- CEB website
- International baseball statistician Harry Wedemeijer
- Wayback Archive of the 2005 European Championship site
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