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Luke Sewell
Full Name: James Luther Sewell
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: Jan 05, 1901 in Titus, AL
Major League Debut: Jun 30, 1921
Died: May 14, 1987 in Akron, OH

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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1942
TM
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Was
Was
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Cle
StL
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
3
41
10
63
74
126
128
122
124
76
108
87
141
72
118
128
122
65
16
6
AB
6
87
10
165
220
433
470
411
406
292
375
300
474
207
421
451
412
211
20
12
R
0
14
2
27
30
41
52
52
41
40
45
36
65
21
52
59
51
23
1
1
H
0
23
2
48
51
103
138
111
96
75
103
76
125
49
120
113
111
45
3
1
2B
0
5
0
9
10
16
27
16
16
21
30
20
30
7
19
20
21
4
1
0
3B
0
0
1
1
2
4
6
9
3
2
4
2
4
3
3
5
6
1
0
0
HR
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
5
1
0
0
0
RBI
1
10
1
17
18
46
53
52
39
43
53
52
61
21
67
73
61
27
1
0
TB
0
28
4
59
65
127
177
154
121
103
144
106
169
68
151
158
147
51
4
1
BB
0
5
1
22
33
36
20
26
29
14
36
38
48
22
32
54
46
20
3
1
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals G
1630
AB
5383
R
653
H
1393
2B
272
3B
56
HR
20
RBI
696
TB
1837
BB
486
IBB
0


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1942
TM
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Cle
Was
Was
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Cle
StL
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
K
3
8
0
13
18
27
23
27
26
9
17
24
24
10
18
16
18
20
1
5
HBP
0
1
0
4
2
4
4
3
0
1
2
0
3
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
SH
1
2
0
3
7
26
18
17
22
8
9
5
11
1
5
3
1
4
2
0
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GDP
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
SB
0
1
0
1
6
9
4
3
6
5
1
4
7
0
3
11
4
0
0
0
CS
0
1
0
0
2
3
8
4
6
2
1
5
2
1
2
2
5
0
0
0
SB%
-.---
.500
-.---
1.000
.750
.750
.333
.429
.500
.714
.500
.444
.778
.000
.600
.846
.444
-.---
-.---
-.---
AVG
.000
.264
.200
.291
.232
.238
.294
.270
.236
.257
.275
.253
.264
.237
.285
.251
.269
.213
.150
.083
OBP
.000
.312
.273
.387
.337
.302
.328
.318
.287
.293
.341
.337
.335
.313
.336
.332
.343
.284
.261
.154
SLG
.000
.322
.400
.358
.295
.293
.377
.375
.298
.353
.384
.353
.357
.329
.359
.350
.357
.242
.200
.083
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
137.0
406.0
292.0
375.0
150.0
237.0
103.5
210.5
90.2
412.0
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
2.0
10.9
--.-
12.7
12.2
16.0
20.4
15.2
15.6
32.4
22.1
12.5
19.8
20.7
23.4
28.2
22.9
10.6
20.0
2.4
Totals K
307
HBP
27
SH
145
SF
0
GDP
1
SB
65
CS
44
SB%
.596
BAVG
.259
OBP
.323
SLG
.341
AB/HR
269.2
AB/K
17.5


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS

Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT
1921 CLE C 3 7 4 0 0 1.000
1922 CLE C 39 108 21 5 2 .963
1923 CLE C 7 5 5 2 0 .833
1924 CLE C 57 171 42 9 5 .959
1925 CLE C 66 222 54 8 13 .972
1925 CLE UN 2 6 0 0 0 1.000
1925 Total   68 228 54 8 13 .972
1926 CLE C 125 437 91 9 3 .983
1927 CLE C 126 402 119 20 14 .963
1928 CLE C 118 430 117 16 13 .972
1929 CLE C 123 433 81 18 11 .966
1930 CLE C 76 283 49 9 5 .974
1931 CLE C 105 384 61 9 5 .980
1932 CLE C 84 306 50 8 8 .978
1933 WAS C 141 516 61 6 12 .990
1934 WAS C 50 143 23 1 6 .994
1934 WAS UN 7 14 3 1 1 .944
1934 WAS 1B 6 57 3 0 4 1.000
1934 WAS 3B 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1934 WAS 2B 1 1 1 0 0 1.000
1934 Total   65 215 30 2 11 .992
1935 CWS C 112 399 83 6 10 .988
1936 CWS C 126 461 87 9 12 .984
1937 CWS C 118 502 72 9 11 .985
1938 CWS C 65 205 55 4 7 .985
1939 CLE C 15 24 4 1 0 .966
1939 CLE 1B 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1939 Total   16 24 4 1 0 .966
1942 STL C 6 12 5 1 1 .944
  G PO A E DP FPCT
Totals 1580 5528 1091 151 143 .978


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1937
TM
Chi
LG
AL
G
0
AB
0
R
0
H
0
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
TB
0
BB
0
K
0
SB
0
BAVG
-.---
SLG
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-
Totals G
0
AB
0
R
0
H
0
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
TB
0
BB
0
K
0
SB
0
AVG
-.---
SLG
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1933
TM
Was
LG
AL
G
5
AB
17
R
1
H
3
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
1
TB
3
BB
2
K
0
SB
1
BAVG
.176
SLG
.176
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-
Totals G
5
AB
17
R
1
H
3
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
1
TB
3
BB
2
K
0
SB
1
AVG
.176
SLG
.176
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1921-1939
1933-1934
1935-1938
1942
TM
Cle
Was
Chi
StL
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
TEAM NAME
Cleveland Indians
Washington Nationals
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Browns
LEAGUE NAME
American League
American League
American League
American League



After an apprenticeship under Cleveland great Steve O'Neill and two years platooning with Glenn Myatt, Sewell was the Indians' catcher from 1926 through 1932. He caught for the Senators and White Sox before returning to the Indians as a player-coach in 1939. He set a since-broken AL record by leading league catchers in assists four years (1926-28 and 1936), and holds the AL record of 20 seasons as an active catcher.

Sewell became manager of the Browns on June 5, 1941, and in 1944 guided them to an 89-65 record and the only pennant in the club's history. Though the Browns lost the World Series to the Cardinals in six games, Sewell was named TSN Major League Manager of the Year. Fired in 1946, he managed the Reds for three games in 1949 and from 1950 to 1952, never finishing higher than sixth. Luke 's brother, Hall of Famer Joe Sewell, played 14 years in the majors, while a third brother, Tommy, had one at bat with the Cubs in 1927.


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