Rip Sewell

Rip Sewell

Truett Banks "Rip" Sewell (May 11, 1907 – September 3, 1989) was a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 13 years in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers (1932) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1938–1949). Sewell was selected four times to the National League All Star team (1943–1946) and is credited with inventing the "Eephus pitch."

Read more about Rip Sewell:  Early Years, The Fight With Greenberg, Pittsburgh Pirates, The Blooper Pitch, Sewell's Best Years (1942–1944), Williams' Home Run in The 1946 All Star Game, Critic of The Players' Union, Personal, See Also, External Links

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