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Full Name: Joseph Wheeler Sewell Primary Position: SS,3B
Height/Weight: 5' 6.5"/155 First Game: September 10, 1920
Birthdate: October 9, 1898 Final Game: September 24, 1933
Birthplace: Titus, Alabama MLB Experience: 14 years
Died: March 6, 1990
Deathplace: Mobile, Alabama
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977


Biography

Joe Sewell (Joseph Wheeler Sewell) was born on October 9, 1898 in Titus, Alabama. He made his Major League debut on September 10, 1920 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1921, his rookie year, he hit .318 with 4 home runs and 93 RBI. Sewell played for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees over the course of his 14 year career.

Most people believe that Joe Sewell's best season was 1923, when he hit for a .353 average and knocked in 109 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1920 CLE A 22 70 14 23 0 12 .329 .412 .414 4 1 9 4 1 3 1 0 0
1921 CLE A 154 572 101 182 4 93 .318 .412 .444 36 12 80 17 11 20 7 0 0
1922 CLE A 153 558 80 167 2 83 .299 .386 .385 28 7 73 20 6 19 10 0 0
1923 CLE A 153 553 98 195 3 109 .353 .456 .479 41 10 98 12 7 24 9 0 0
1924 CLE A 153 594 99 188 4 106 .316 .388 .429 45 5 67 13 2 22 3 0 0
1925 CLE A 155 608 78 204 1 98 .336 .402 .424 37 7 64 4 4 23 7 0 0
1926 CLE A 154 578 91 187 4 85 .324 .399 .433 41 5 65 6 8 21 17 0 0
1927 CLE A 153 569 83 180 1 92 .316 .382 .424 48 5 51 7 9 23 3 0 0
1928 CLE A 155 588 79 190 4 70 .323 .391 .418 40 2 58 9 7 25 7 0 0
1929 CLE A 152 578 90 182 7 73 .315 .372 .427 38 3 48 4 5 41 6 0 0
1930 CLE A 109 353 44 102 0 48 .289 .374 .371 17 6 41 3 7 13 1 0 0
1931 NY A 130 484 102 146 6 64 .302 .390 .388 22 1 61 8 9 17 1 0 0
1932 NY A 125 503 95 137 11 68 .272 .349 .392 21 3 56 3 3 14 0 0 0
1933 NY A 135 524 87 143 2 54 .273 .361 .323 18 1 71 4 1 10 2 0 0
Total 1903 7132 1141 2226 49 1055 .312 .391 .413 436 68 842 114 80 275 74 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1920 CLE A SS 22 0 0 44 70 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 .884
1921 CLE A SS 154 0 0 319 480 47 75 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1922 CLE A 2B 12 0 0 27 35 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1922 CLE A SS 139 0 0 295 462 49 72 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1923 CLE A SS 151 0 0 286 497 59 82 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1924 CLE A SS 153 0 0 349 514 36 76 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1925 CLE A SS 153 0 0 314 529 29 80 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1925 CLE A 2B 3 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1926 CLE A SS 154 0 0 326 463 37 86 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1927 CLE A SS 153 0 0 361 480 33 80 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1928 CLE A SS 137 0 0 297 438 28 103 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1928 CLE A 3B 19 0 0 22 61 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1929 CLE A 3B 152 0 0 163 336 13 28 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1930 CLE A 3B 97 0 0 83 184 14 16 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1931 NY A 3B 121 0 0 131 227 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1931 NY A 2B 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1932 NY A 3B 123 0 0 122 221 9 15 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1933 NY A 3B 131 0 0 123 224 13 27 0 0 0 0 0 .964
Total SS 1216 0 0 2591 3933 333 665 0 0 0 0 0 .951
Total 2B 16 0 0 38 44 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total 3B 643 0 0 644 1253 72 103 0 0 0 0 0 .963

Transactions

  • Sold by New Orleans (Southern Association) to Cleveland Indians (September 6, 1920).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (January 20, 1931).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (January 24, 1931).
  • Released by New York Yankees (January 6, 1934).

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