Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 12/22/11
Name: Joseph Wheeler Sewell Position: Short Stop Number: 4 & 2 Tribe Time: 1920-1930 DOB: 10/09/1898 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1977), Top 5 MVP (1923, 1925) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1923) 153 553 98 195 41 10 3 109 265 98 12 9 6 60% .456 .479 .353 .935 .127 Career 1513 5621 857 1800 375 63 30 869 2391 654 99 71 67 51% .383 .425 .320 .808 .105   Other than playing for the Tribe for a decade at an extremely above average level of play, Joe Sewell has another claim to fame. He almost never struck out. While many players who played before his time seem like they didn't swing and miss much, it is because strike outs weren't always recorded as an official stat. Sewell played his entire career after the point when they were, so his numbers are accurate. He really only struck out 99 times in
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