Rip Sewell - Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

In 1937, the Pittsburgh Pirates bought Sewell's contract from the minor league Buffalo Bisons. In 1940, Sewell worked his way into the Pirates' starting rotation and went 16–5 in 33 games with a 2.80 ERA. His .762 winning percentage was third best in the NL, and he finished #25 in the 1940 NL MVP voting.

In 1941, Sewell's record fell to 14–17, and his ERA rose to 3.72.

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