Today in Tribe History: March 6, 1990
Hall of Fame infielder and former member of the Cleveland Indians Joe Sewell passes away in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 91. Sewell played for Cleveland from 1920 – 1930 taking over at shortstop in 1920 after Ray Chapman died from a pitched ball. Sewell’s batting eye was most impressive as he struck out a mere 114 times in 7,132 career at-bats for an average of one strikeout every 63 at-bats, the lowest average of any major league player in history. He currently ranks in the top ten of several offensive categories for the Cleveland franchise.