Former Indians and Yankees infielder Joe Sewell's record of three strikeouts in 1932 are the fewest ever for a full season in MLB history.

Hardest To Strike Out

Former Indians and Yankees infielder Joe Sewell's record of three strikeouts in 1932 are the fewest ever for a full season in MLB history.

Former Indians and Yankees infielder Joe Sewell’s record of three strikeouts in 1932 are the fewest ever for a full season in MLB history.

Joe Sewell has the career record for hardest-to-strike-out (minimum 1,000 games). It took 62.6 at bats to strike out Sewell, meaning he only struck out 114 times in 7,132 ABs. Between 1925 and 1933, Sewell K’d less than 10 times per season. No one else is Major League Baseball history is even close.
 
 
 

  • http://www.facebook.com/beep.gillespie Beep Gillespie

    Sewell’s record of 3 strike outs in a season reminds me of Wade Boggs going nearly 800 plate appearances without an infield pop-up. Both are truly remarkable feats.

    • http://fromdeeprightfield.com/ Paul Gillespie

      Amazing! Tom Verducci, from MLBN, reports that the great Canadian player from the Cincinnati Reds, first baseman Joey Votto, has only popped out 3 times over the past 4 seasons–over 2,100 plate appearances! Votto has only pulled one ball foul in his entire career. That is remarkable!