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Luke Sewell from the Chronology
Jul 28, 1952 - Rogers Hornsby after being fired by the St. Louis Browns replaces another former Brownie manager Luke Sewell as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Sewell firing is announced today. Hornsby will look over the Reds' minor league teams for a week and coach Earle Brucker will coach in the interim.
Jun 19, 1945 - At St. Louis in what will be dubbed the "Battle of the Dugouts" the 8th inning produces fireworks as the White Sox score 4 runs to eventually win 4-1. After reliever George Caster is lifted he fires the ball into the White Sox dugout prompting manager Jimmie Dykes to come out and protest. Browns catcher Gus Mancuso tells Dykes to shut up Karl Scheel a Sox bench jockey who has been mercilessly "riding" the Browns. When Dykes says you can find him in the dugout a few Browns led by Sig Jakucki and Ellis Clary do just that giving a Scheel a "most brutal (Dykes)" pounding. The ex-Marine requires first aid but travels with the team to Cleveland. About 100 spectators mill on the field to try and see the action. In Cleveland Dykes sendds a telegram to Will Harridge accusing Browns manager Luke Sewell with instigating the riot.
Sep 3, 1944 - The Pirates take a pair from the Cardinals 6-5 and 8-2 to sweep the 4-game series from St. Louis. For the Cardinals the 4 losses ends their phenomenal ML record of 132 consecutive series without a sweep: the 1903-05 New York Giants are next with 97 straight series without a sweep marks that will not be matched this century. Luke Sewell and Jumbo Strincevich are the complete game winners today handing the Cards their first doubleheader loss this season. Forbes Field hosts the largest Buc crowd this year-34927.
Jul 17, 1942 - The Browns under Luke Sewell achieve an 8-game win streak with doubleheader victories 4-2 and 11-1 over the A's. Chet Laabs blasts HRs in both games. During the 8-game streak Laabs hits 7 HRs including a grand slam on the 15th. He will finish 2nd to Ted Williams in the AL with 27 HRs.
Sep 23, 1941 - With the Dodgers idle the Cardinals lose the critical opener of two to the Pirates dropping St. Louis two games back. Pirate hurler Ken Heintzelman allows just 6 hits. The Birds win the nitecap 9-0 as Musial has three hits including his first homer off Luke Sewell.
Sep 10, 1940 - In a twinbill loss to the Pirates the Phils lose catcher Ben Warren when he suffers a brain concussion after being hit by a pitch from Luke Sewell in game 2. The Pirates sweep winning 11-3 and 11-1 with the wins going to Joe Bowman and Rip Sewell.
Jun 1, 1937 - Before 1500 at Chicago White Sox P Bill Dietrich pitches an 8-0 no-hitter against the Browns. It is the 3rd no-hitter Luke Sewell has caught having previously been behind the plate for Wes Ferrell in 1931 and Vern Kennedy in 1935. Dietrich in his last outing 2 days ago against the Indians gave up 10 runs in less than 4 innings.
May 22, 1937 - The Athletics regain the AL lead by beating the White Sox 10-9 in 11 innings. In the inning however they need 2 singles runner safe on an error and 3 walks to win the game as Chicago C Luke Sewell picks one runner off at 2B and throws another out at 3B on a steal try.
Aug 20, 1935 - The White Sox climb back into 3rd place with a double win over the A's 13-4 and 11-4. Foxx has a HR in each game for the Quakers while Luke Sewell drives in 5 runs in the nitecap 4 on a grand slam. Sox substitute OF Jock Conlin is 7-for-8 on the afternoon.
Apr 29, 1933 - Washington C Luke Sewell makes a rare double play with no outs in the 9th tagging out first Lou Gehrig who held up at 2B to see if a Tony Lazzeri's fly ball would be caught and then Dixie Walker attempting to score from 1B. Lazzeri's hit is a double but Cronin's relay from Goose Goslin allows Sewell to tag the two in succession. The Senators beat the Yankees 6-3.
Jun 15, 1928 - In Cleveland Ty Cobb of the A's doubles in Lefty Grove in the 8th inning and reaches 3B on a ground out. Then Cobb steals home just evading the tag of C Luke Sewell. It is Cobb's last steal of home as he leads the A's to a 12-5 win over the Indians. Grove is the winner.
Jun 11, 1927 - In New York Babe Ruth clouts two consecutive home runs (numbers 19 and 20) off Garland Buckeye but in his next time up Ruth is set upon by Cleveland C Luke Sewell who demands that the umpires inspect the Bambino's bat. The umps find nothing illegal but the crowd of 30000 cheer the Babe who strikes out. Lazzeri adds a homer and New York wins 6-4. Burns is 3-for-3 with 2 doubles for the Tribe.
Aug 25, 1925 - The Indians top the A's 4-3 with the help of a triple play in the 2nd inning. The play goes 4-2-6 with Spurgeon starting it with tag and a throw to Luke Sewell who throws back to his brother Joe.
Aug 7, 1925 - In the top of the first at Philadelphia Indians batter Pat McNulty is injured at 1B when P Jack Quinn covering the bag spikes him. (as noted by Retrosheet) Connie Mack allows Luke Sewell as a courtesy runner though Sewell doesn't appear in the box score. A bandaged McNulty returns to action but is replaced by a pinch hitter in the 8th. Cleveland wins 10-4 then loses game 2 to Ed Rommel 2-0.