Joe Sewell

Hall of Fame

Shortstop

1920—1933

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#33

Player Detail

Joseph Wheeler
GIVEN NAME
Sewell
SURNAME
October 9, 1898, in Titus, AL
BORN
March 6, 1990, in Mobile, AL, USA
DIED
1920—1933
Playing Career
Played from 21-34
PLAYING AGE
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Cleveland Indians
PRIMARY TEAM
1920, 1932
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-6 / 155
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 10, 1920
Major League Debut
September 24, 1933
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Joe Sewell?

Took over shortstop for Cleveland after Ray Chapman died from being hit by a pitch. Played well down the stretch and helped Indians win their first World Series.

60

HITTING

30

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Though he played his final game in 1933, Joe Sewell still holds the record for lowest strikeout rate, and he once went a record 115 games without striking out.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1903
2226
49
1054
.312

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1923 Indians

24 Years Old

.353
AVG
3
HR
109
RBI
98
RUNS
.456
OBP
195
HITS
41
2B
10
3B
.479
SLG
98
BB
9
SB
7.5
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.312
.391
.413

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.804
.695
115.7

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
45.7
55.4

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Joe Sewell Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sewell
514
160
82
31
5
4
76
61
8
5
212
227
.312
.391
.413
804
AVG SS
531
143
71
25
7
4
69
48
40
9
192
194
.270
.333
.362
.695

Joe Sewell Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
33
25
22
19
21
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
17
21
25
27
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Joe Sewell PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
53.9
37.5
26.2
18.9
4.58
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Joe Sewell
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
276.4
174.9
125.0
84.1
23.5
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Joe Sewell
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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