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Luke Sewell

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James Luther Sewell

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Luke Sewell, in addition to playing 20 years in the majors, is also remembered as the manager of the St. Louis Browns in 1944, the only year the team went to the World Series.

He is the brother of Hall of Famer Joe Sewell and of Tommy Sewell, and cousin of Rip Sewell.

Sewell also spent several seasons with Cleveland as a coach and one season as a coach in Cincinnati before taking over as the Reds skipper in 1949. He was a minor league manager from 1954 to 1956, the first two years with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the final year (partial) with the Seattle Rainiers.

Notable Achievements[edit]


Preceded by
Fred Haney
St. Louis Browns Manager
1941-1946
Succeeded by
Zack Taylor
Preceded by
Bucky Walters
Cincinnati Reds Manager
1949-1952
Succeeded by
Rogers Hornsby

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1941 St. Louis Browns American League 55-55 7th St. Louis Browns Replaced Fred Haney (15-29) on June 5
1942 St. Louis Browns American League 82-69 3rd St. Louis Browns
1943 St. Louis Browns American League 72-80 6th St. Louis Browns
1944 St. Louis Browns American League 89-65 1st St. Louis Browns Lost World Series
1945 St. Louis Browns American League 81-70 3rd St. Louis Browns
1946 St. Louis Browns American League 53-71 -- St. Louis Browns Replaced by Zack Taylor on August 31
1949 Cincinnati Reds National League 1-2 7th Cincinnati Reds Replaced Bucky Walters (61-90) on September 30
1950 Cincinnati Reds National League 66-87 6th Cincinnati Reds
1951 Cincinnati Reds National League 68-86 6th Cincinnati Reds
1952 Cincinnati Reds National League 39-59 -- Cincinnati Reds Replaced by Earle Brucker on July 30
1954 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 97-57 1st none Lost in 1st Round
1955 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 94-59 2nd none Lost League Finals
1956 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League 73-57 Cincinnati Redlegs Replaced by Bill Brenner

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