Sheely was a big, slow first baseman with a knack for driving in runs, twice topping
100. He also hit over .300 four times in nine seasons. Although he was criticized
for slow play in the field, he was surehanded and led AL first basemen in fielding
in 1926 and NL first basemen in 1929. His son, Hollis, played briefly for the White
Sox in the early 1950s.