Today in Tribe History: May 13, 1923
Bob Toth | On 13, May 2015
1923 – Indians shortstop Joe Sewell, in his fourth season in the Majors, strikes out twice in a game for the first time in his career. Making this even more noteworthy is that the future Hall of Famer will have a multiple strikeout game just one more time in his 14-year MLB career.
Facing the Washington Senators, rookie starter Cy Warmoth did the deed by striking out the tough to K Sewell twice in a 5-2 Indians win. Sewell had struck out just twice in his first 22 games of that season. It will be another 31 games before he strikes out again, his longest streak of the year without striking out. He will not strike out twice in a game again until May 26, 1930, when he struck out twice in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. He will finish the season with three total in 109 games in his final season with the Indians.
In his career, spanning eleven seasons in Cleveland and three with the New York Yankees, Sewell struck out 114 times in 8,333 trips to the plate in 1,903 games.