Autograph Of The Week: Joe Sewell

On May 26, 1930, Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians, who had struck out only 1 time during the entire season, was fanned twice more during the same game by Pat Caraway of the White Sox.

"I would like to see the greed, selfishness, and hate eliminated from our game. These elements should not exist as they do today." - Joe Sewell
Autograph of the Week

4th Week of May Recipient

Joe Sewell Autograph

Card
1961 Fleer

Card Number
76

Pen
Blue Rollerball

Notes
Baseball Greats card.

Joe Sewell

Season-by-Season Strikeout Analysis

Season Games Strikeouts
1920 22 4
1921 154 17
1922 153 20
1923 153 12
1924 153 13
1925 155 4
1926 154 6
1927 153 7
1928 155 9
1929 152 4
1930 109 3
1931 130 8
1932 125 3
1933 135 4
14 Seasons 1,903 Games 114 Strikeouts


Players today have routinely strike out more times in a single game than Joe Sewell did during an entire season!

Joe Sewell was called up to the Indians to replace Ray Chapman who was killed earlier in the season by a beanball thrown by Carl Mays !

Joe Sewell was released by Cleveland in 1930. While with the club, he batted over .300 nine times in eleven seasons, drove in more than ninety runs five times, had more than one-hundred eighty hits eight times, and led the league in fielding average three times!

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