Joseph Wheeler Sewell
Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 155 lb.
Born: October 9, 1898 in Titus, AL
High School: Wetumpka HS (Wetumpka, AL) School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
( All Transactions) Debut: September 10, 1920 (Age 21)
vs. NYY 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Indians/Yankees 1920-1933 Final Game: September 24, 1933 (Age 34)
vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1977.
View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Joe Sewell Page
Died: March 6, 1990 in Mobile, AL Buried: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, AL
Relatives: Brother of Luke Sewell, Brother of Tommy Sewell and Cousin of Rip Sewell View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- April 2014
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1/31 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Today in Tribe History: January 31, 1977: Compiled by Jason Kaminski Former members of the Tribe Joe Sewell and Al Lopez are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special ...
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OF Babe Ruth
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3/6 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Today in Tribe History: March 6, 1990: Compiled by Jason Kaminski Former Cleveland infielder and Hall of Famer Joe Sewell dies at the age of 91. Sewell began his playing ... News -- January 2012
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