Sewell was an amazing player who, at first glimpse, doesn't blow anyone away with his numbers. His strikeout numbers are epic, though, and deserve recognition.
Some other random thoughts on Sewell:
- He is the first player I have a signature of that was born in the 1800s.
- He is the only player I have so far who played on a regular season team with Babe Ruth (as far as I know).
- He now holds the distinction of representing the oldest World Series champion of which I have a signature from (1920).
- He also represents the oldest season debut for any player whom I have a signature of (1920).
- 1920 was the year that my grandfather was born (he would have been 92 this year).