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Joe Sewell

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 21.337)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1921 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Yankees 1920-1933

Final Game: September 24, 1933 (Age 34.350)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1977.
   View Joe Sewell Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1920 CLE AL 21 SS 22 21 19 129 44 70 15 14 .884 5.18 .944 5.21
1921 CLE AL 22 SS 154 154 154 846 319 480 47 75 .944 5.19 .941 5.34
1922 CLE AL 23 SS 139 139 138 806 295 462 49 77 .939 5.45 .946 5.20 MVP-19
1922 CLE AL 23 2B 12 12 11 65 27 35 3 6 .954 5.17 .966 5.70 MVP-19
1923 CLE AL 24 SS 151 151 151 842 286 497 59 82 .930 5.19 .946 5.02 MVP-4
1924 CLE AL 25 SS 153 153 153 899 349 514 36 76 .960 5.64 .949 5.14 MVP-9
1925 CLE AL 26 SS 153 152 152 872 314 529 29 80 .967 5.51 .944 5.20 MVP-3
1925 CLE AL 26 2B 3 3 2 16 10 6 0 0 1.000 5.33 .962 5.77 MVP-3
1926 CLE AL 27 SS 154 154 152 826 326 463 37 86 .955 5.12 .944 5.01
1927 CLE AL 28 SS 153 153 152 874 361 480 33 80 .962 5.50 .945 5.28 MVP-10
1928 CLE AL 29 SS 137 135 129 763 297 438 28 103 .963 5.36 .938 5.11 MVP-12
1928 CLE AL 29 3B 19 20 18 88 22 61 5 3 .943 4.37 .951 3.27 MVP-12
1929 CLE AL 30 3B 152 152 151 512 163 336 13 28 .975 3.28 .952 3.10
1930 CLE AL 31 3B 97 89 85 281 83 184 14 16 .950 2.75 .945 3.04
1931 NYY AL 32 3B 121 119 115 376 131 227 18 14 .952 2.96 .944 3.08
1931 NYY AL 32 2B 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00 .965 5.80
1932 NYY AL 33 3B 123 120 115 352 122 221 9 15 .974 2.79 .950 2.96 MVP-29
1933 NYY AL 34 3B 131 127 123 360 123 224 13 27 .964 2.65 .954 2.92
9 Seasons SS 1216 1212 1200 6857 2591 3933 333 673 .951 5.37 .944 5.16
6 Seasons 3B 643 627 607 1969 644 1253 72 103 .963 2.95 .949 3.03
3 Seasons 2B 16 15 13 85 38 44 3 7 .965 5.13 .965 5.72
14 Seasons TOT 1875 1854 1820 8911 3273 5230 408 783 .954 4.53 .946 4.44
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1920 CLE AL 21 22 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 CLE AL 22 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 CLE AL 23 153 151 153 151 0 0 0 12 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1923 CLE AL 24 153 151 153 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1924 CLE AL 25 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 CLE AL 26 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 3 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 CLE AL 27 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 CLE AL 28 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 CLE AL 29 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 21 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 CLE AL 30 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 CLE AL 31 109 89 109 97 0 0 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1931 NYY AL 32 130 119 130 122 0 0 0 1 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1932 NYY AL 33 125 120 125 123 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1933 NYY AL 34 135 127 135 131 0 0 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
14 Seasons 1903 1854 1903 1873 0 0 0 16 645 1214 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1954 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 8.6%)
1977 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1977
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1922 AL (19, 6%)
1923 AL (4, 31%)
1924 AL (9, 14%)
1925 AL (3, 33%)
1927 AL (10, 14%)
1928 AL (12, 9%)
1932 AL (29, 1%)
1.08 Career Shares (228th)

Assistss c a p y
1922 AL  497 (3rd)
1923 AL  497 (2nd)
1924 AL  514 (1st)
1925 AL  535 (1st)
1926 AL  463 (5th)
1927 AL  480 (2nd)
1928 AL  499 (3rd)
Career  5,230 (78th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1921 AL  47 (3rd)
1922 AL  52 (1st)
1923 AL  59 (1st)
1924 AL  36 (4th)
1926 AL  37 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  152 (1st)
1930 AL  97 (5th)
1931 AL  121 (3rd)
1932 AL  123 (5th)
1933 AL  131 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  163 (4th)
1931 AL  131 (3rd)
1932 AL  122 (4th)
1933 AL  123 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  336 (1st)
1930 AL  184 (5th)
1931 AL  227 (3rd)
1932 AL  221 (5th)
1933 AL  224 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  13 (4th)
1930 AL  14 (5th)
1931 AL  18 (3rd)
1933 AL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  28 (3rd)
1933 AL  27 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (1st)
1923 AL  151 (4th)
1924 AL  153 (2nd)
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1926 AL  154 (2nd)
1927 AL  153 (1st)
1928 AL  137 (2nd)
Career  1,216 (95th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  319 (2nd)
1922 AL  295 (4th)
1923 AL  286 (3rd)
1924 AL  349 (1st)
1925 AL  314 (1st)
1926 AL  326 (1st)
1927 AL  361 (1st)
1928 AL  297 (3rd)
Career  2,591 (66th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  480 (3rd)
1923 AL  497 (2nd)
1924 AL  514 (1st)
1925 AL  529 (1st)
1926 AL  463 (3rd)
1927 AL  480 (1st)
1928 AL  438 (1st)
Career  3,933 (81st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  47 (2nd)
1922 AL  49 (2nd)
1923 AL  59 (1st)
1924 AL  36 (3rd)
1926 AL  37 (5th)
1927 AL  33 (5th)
Career  333 (59th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  75 (3rd)
1923 AL  82 (3rd)
1924 AL  76 (4th)
1925 AL  80 (3rd)
1926 AL  86 (3rd)
1927 AL  80 (2nd)
1928 AL  103 (1st)
Career  673 (93rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  3.28 (3rd)
1931 AL  2.96 (5th)
1932 AL  2.79 (4th)
Career  2.95 (99th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1929 AL  .975 (2nd)
1931 AL  .952 (2nd)
1932 AL  .974 (2nd)
1933 AL  .964 (3rd)
Career  .963 (36th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  5.19 (5th)
1922 AL  5.45 (2nd)
1923 AL  5.19 (2nd)
1924 AL  5.64 (1st)
1925 AL  5.51 (1st)
1926 AL  5.12 (2nd)
1927 AL  5.50 (2nd)
1928 AL  5.37 (2nd)
Career  5.37 (30th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1921 AL  .944 (4th)
1924 AL  .960 (4th)
1925 AL  .967 (1st)
1926 AL  .955 (2nd)
1927 AL  .962 (1st)
1928 AL  .963 (1st)

                           

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