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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“As a father I had some trouble finding the words to separate the person from the deed. Usually, when one of my sons broke the rules or a window, I was too angry to speak calmly and objectively. My own solution was to express my feelings, but in an exaggerated, humorous way: You do that again and you will be grounded so long they will call you Rip Van Winkle II, or If I hear that word again, Im going to braid your tongue.”
—David Elkind (20th century)