Thursday, January 05, 2023

Today in Comics History, January 5: Happy birthday, Luke Sewell!

Born on this day in 1901: Major League Baseball player and manager Luke Sewell! Here represented with an odd feature reflecting on how poorly his team had been performing and how much pressure was on him to bring the '42 St. Louis Browns to a higher performance. Yes, even in WWII: moneyball!

"Sport Features" in King Comics #73 (David McKay, May 1942), by Jack Burnley

The St. Louis Browns finished their season in third place in the American League.

"Because of the shortage of major league players during the Second World War, Sewell served as a player-manager during the 1942 season, appearing in six games. He played his final game as a player on August 1, 1942 at the age of 41." — Wikipedia

Happy birthday, Luke!

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