Joe Sewell HOF 1977 Autographed American League Baseball, BAS COA
Joe Sewell HOF 1977 autographed American League baseball. Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was not only difficult to pry form the lineup, holding a record of 1,103 consecutive games started until Lou Gehrig topped it, but he was the hardest man in the history of the game to strikeout. A first-class contact hitter, Sewell struck out a mere 114 times in 7,132 at-bats at a rate of once every 63 at-bats. Despite the unfortunate circumstances that brought Joe to the big leagues (shortstop Ray Chapman died after he was hit in the head with a pitch), Sewell made the best of his call-up, helping the Indians to the 1920 American League pennant in his first year. Sewell's extraordinary numbers at the plate may never be broken let alone approached. Aside from his AL pennant win, Sewell was also a member of the 1932 World Series champion New York Yankees. The Veterans Committee elected Joseph Wheeler Sewell to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "js95b1p" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Ball
- Player: Joe Sewell
- Sport: Baseball-MLB
- Autograph Authentication: Beckett Authentication Services (BAS)
- Team: New York Yankees
- Original/Reprint: Original