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Luke Sewell

James Luther Sewell

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: January 5, 1901 in Titus, AL
High School: Wetumpka HS (Wetumpka, AL)
School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1921 (Age 20.176)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Senators/Browns 1921-1942

Final Game: August 1, 1942 (Age 41.208)
Died: May 14, 1987 in Akron, OH
Buried: Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, OH
Relatives: Brother of Joe 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1921 CLE AL 20 C 3 1 1 11 7 4 0 0 1.000 3.67 .971 4.90 0 1 4 80% 45%
1922 CLE AL 21 C 39 19 13 134 108 21 5 3 .963 3.31 .977 4.81 3 17 13 43% 43%
1923 CLE AL 22 C 7 0 0 12 5 5 2 0 .833 1.43 .975 4.81 1 3 2 40% 45%
1924 CLE AL 23 C 57 50 39 222 171 42 9 5 .959 3.74 .972 4.61 5 29 28 49% 44%
1925 CLE AL 24 C 66 58 52 278 216 54 8 13 .971 4.09 .977 4.60 4 28 23 45% 45%
1925 CLE AL 24 LF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .958 2.35
1925 CLE AL 24 OF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .965 2.45
1926 CLE AL 25 C 125 124 116 537 437 91 9 3 .983 4.22 .979 4.66 3 38 36 49% 43%
1927 CLE AL 26 C 126 123 114 541 402 119 20 14 .963 4.13 .974 4.63 7 61 69 53% 39% MVP-9
1928 CLE AL 27 C 118 117 109 563 430 117 16 13 .972 4.64 .976 4.71 13 54 61 53% 41% MVP-12
1929 CLE AL 28 C 124 123 99 532 433 81 18 11 .966 4.15 .976 4.69 9 55 48 47% 44%
1930 CLE AL 29 C 76 76 69 341 283 49 9 5 .974 4.37 .984 4.88 3 37 25 40% 42%
1931 CLE AL 30 C 104 100 94 454 384 61 9 5 .980 4.28 .981 4.92 5 54 41 43% 42%
1932 CLE AL 31 C 84 82 76 364 306 50 8 8 .978 4.24 .982 4.90 2 28 28 50% 43%
1933 WSH AL 32 C 141 137 112 583 516 61 6 12 .990 4.09 .988 4.88 3 25 24 49% 46%
1934 WSH AL 33 C 50 41 37 167 143 23 1 6 .994 3.32 .981 4.99 2 12 10 45% 36%
1934 WSH AL 33 OF 7 6 6 18 14 3 1 1 .944 2.43 .968 2.29
1934 WSH AL 33 1B 6 6 6 60 57 3 0 4 1.000 10.00 .991 10.00
1934 WSH AL 33 RF 5 5 5 13 10 3 0 1 1.000 2.60 .964 2.08
1934 WSH AL 33 LF 2 1 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .968 2.15
1934 WSH AL 33 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.90
1934 WSH AL 33 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1935 CHW AL 34 C 112 111 103 488 399 83 6 10 .988 4.30 .984 4.75 9 49 25 34% 41% MVP-15
1936 CHW AL 35 C 126 124 108 557 461 87 9 12 .984 4.35 .979 4.78 9 45 36 44% 36%
1937 CHW AL 36 C 118 116 109 583 502 72 9 11 .985 4.86 .980 5.04 8 43 33 43% 37% AS,MVP-5
1938 CHW AL 37 C 65 64 51 264 205 55 4 7 .985 4.00 .983 4.88 5 21 15 42% 38%
1939 CLE AL 38 C 15 6 4 29 24 4 1 0 .966 1.87 .981 4.92 0 10 3 23% 37%
1939 CLE AL 38 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.60
1942 SLB AL 41 C 6 5 0 18 12 5 1 1 .944 2.83 .979 4.93 0 2 2 50% 42%
20 Seasons C 1562 1477 1306 6678 5444 1084 150 139 .978 4.18 .980 4.79 91 612 526 46% 41%
2 Seasons OF 9 8 8 24 20 3 1 1 .958 2.56 .967 2.32
2 Seasons 1B 7 6 6 60 57 3 0 4 1.000 8.57 .991 9.94
1 Season RF 5 5 5 13 10 3 0 1 1.000 2.60 .964 2.08
2 Seasons LF 4 3 3 11 10 0 1 0 .909 2.50 .963 2.25
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.90
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
20 Seasons TOT 1580 1491 1320 6764 5522 1091 151 144 .978 4.19 .980 4.80 91 612 526 46% 41%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1921 CLE AL 20 C
1922 CLE AL 21 C
1923 CLE AL 22 C
1924 CLE AL 23 C
1925 CLE AL 24 C
1925 CLE AL 24 LF
1926 CLE AL 25 C
1927 CLE AL 26 C
1928 CLE AL 27 C
1929 CLE AL 28 C
1930 CLE AL 29 C
1931 CLE AL 30 C
1932 CLE AL 31 C
1933 WSH AL 32 C
1934 WSH AL 33 C
1934 WSH AL 33 1B
1934 WSH AL 33 RF
1934 WSH AL 33 LF
1934 WSH AL 33 2B
1934 WSH AL 33 3B
1935 CHW AL 34 C
1936 CHW AL 35 C
1937 CHW AL 36 C
1938 CHW AL 37 C
1939 CLE AL 38 C
1939 CLE AL 38 1B
1942 SLB AL 41 C
20 Seasons C
2 Seasons 1B
1 Season RF
2 Seasons LF
1 Season 3B
1 Season 2B
20 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1921 CLE AL 20 3 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 CLE AL 21 41 19 41 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1923 CLE AL 22 10 0 10 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1924 CLE AL 23 63 50 63 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
1925 CLE AL 24 74 60 74 68 0 66 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 1
1926 CLE AL 25 126 124 126 125 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1927 CLE AL 26 128 123 128 126 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1928 CLE AL 27 122 117 122 118 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1929 CLE AL 28 124 123 124 124 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 CLE AL 29 76 76 76 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 CLE AL 30 108 100 108 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1932 CLE AL 31 87 82 87 84 0 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1933 WSH AL 32 141 137 141 141 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1934 WSH AL 33 72 53 72 65 0 50 6 1 1 0 2 0 5 7 0 9 3
1935 CHW AL 34 118 111 118 112 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1936 CHW AL 35 128 124 128 126 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1937 CHW AL 36 122 116 122 118 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1938 CHW AL 37 65 64 65 65 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 CLE AL 38 16 6 16 16 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 SLB AL 41 6 5 6 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Seasons 1630 1491 1630 1577 0 1559 7 1 1 0 4 0 5 9 0 49 11
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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.



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1958 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (9, 20%)
1928 AL (12, 9%)
1935 AL (15, 9%)
1937 AL (5, 28%)
0.66 Career Shares (366th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1926 AL  125 (1st)
1927 AL  126 (2nd)
1928 AL  118 (2nd)
1929 AL  124 (3rd)
1931 AL  104 (5th)
1933 AL  141 (1st)
1935 AL  112 (4th)
1936 AL  126 (2nd)
1937 AL  118 (2nd)
Career  1,562 (27th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1926 AL  437 (3rd)
1927 AL  402 (3rd)
1928 AL  430 (2nd)
1929 AL  433 (3rd)
1930 AL  283 (5th)
1931 AL  384 (5th)
1933 AL  516 (4th)
1935 AL  399 (5th)
1936 AL  461 (4th)
1937 AL  502 (3rd)
Career  5,444 (94th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1926 AL  91 (1st)
1927 AL  119 (1st)
1928 AL  117 (1st)
1929 AL  81 (3rd)
1930 AL  49 (5th)
1935 AL  83 (2nd)
1936 AL  87 (1st)
1937 AL  72 (3rd)
Career  1,084 (33rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1925 AL  8 (4th)
1926 AL  9 (4th)
1927 AL  20 (1st)
1928 AL  16 (2nd)
1929 AL  18 (1st)
1930 AL  9 (2nd)
1931 AL  9 (4th)
1932 AL  8 (5th)
1933 AL  6 (2nd)
1936 AL  9 (5th)
1937 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  150 (74th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1925 AL  13 (4th)
1927 AL  14 (1st)
1928 AL  13 (1st)
1929 AL  11 (3rd)
1930 AL  5 (5th)
1932 AL  8 (5th)
1933 AL  12 (4th)
1935 AL  10 (2nd)
1936 AL  12 (2nd)
1937 AL  11 (4th)
1938 AL  7 (5th)
Career  139 (17th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1927 AL  7 (3rd)
1928 AL  13 (1st)
1929 AL  9 (1st)
1931 AL  5 (4th)
1935 AL  9 (1st)
1936 AL  9 (2nd)
1937 AL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1927 AL  61 (3rd)
1928 AL  54 (2nd)
1929 AL  55 (3rd)
1930 AL  37 (4th)
1931 AL  54 (2nd)
1935 AL  49 (1st)
1936 AL  45 (4th)
1937 AL  43 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1926 AL  36 (4th)
1927 AL  69 (1st)
1928 AL  61 (1st)
1929 AL  48 (1st)
1931 AL  41 (2nd)
1935 AL  25 (4th)
1936 AL  36 (1st)
1937 AL  33 (3rd)
Career  526 (58th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1926 AL  48.6 (5th)
1927 AL  53.1 (1st)
1928 AL  53.0 (3rd)
1929 AL  46.6 (5th)
1932 AL  50.0 (4th)
1933 AL  49.0 (5th)
1936 AL  44.4 (3rd)
1937 AL  43.4 (2nd)
1938 AL  41.7 (5th)
Career  46.2 (70th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1926 AL  4.22 (5th)
1927 AL  4.13 (3rd)
1928 AL  4.64 (4th)
1930 AL  4.37 (5th)
1932 AL  4.24 (5th)
1935 AL  4.30 (5th)
1936 AL  4.35 (5th)
1937 AL  4.86 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1926 AL  .983 (2nd)
1928 AL  .972 (4th)
1929 AL  .966 (5th)
1933 AL  .990 (5th)
1935 AL  .988 (3rd)
1936 AL  .984 (3rd)
1937 AL  .985 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 AL  born 1901-01-05 (10th)
1939 AL  born 1901-01-05 (8th)
1942 AL  born 1901-01-05 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1921 AL  born 1901-01-05 (5th)

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Name and misspellings: James Luke Luther Sewell

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