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Luke Sewell


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: At only 5’9” and 160 pounds, this Alabama native is small for a backstop. He’s tough and smart, though, and many say that he is the heart of the Cleveland team. He first joined the club as a 20 year old in 1921, after playing just 17 games in the minor leagues. Little by little he picked up the finer points of the game from Steve O’Neill, the well-known catcher, and by 1925 “Luke” had become the regular at that position. He’s a good hitter, too, twice batting over .290.


Birth Date: January 5, 1901
Birth Location: Titus, AL
Death Date: May 14, 1987
Death Location: Akron OH, USA
Weight: 160 lb
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: June 30, 1921
Final Game Date: August 1, 1942
Years Played: 20
Games Played: 1,630
At Bats: 5,383
Runs: 653
Hits: 1,393
Doubles: 272
Triples: 56
Home Runs: 20
RBIs: 696
Stolen Bases: 65
Base on Balls: 486
Batting Average: 0.259
Position: Catcher

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