Joe Lewis (baseball)
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Joe Lewis
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Born: (1895-01-17)January 17, 1895
Drakes Branch, Virginia
Died: October, 1986
Portsmouth, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1920, for the Baltimore Black Sox
Last appearance
1937, for the Brooklyn Royal Giants

Joseph Herman Lewis (January 17, 1895 – October, 1986), nicknamed "Sleepy", was an American Negro league catcher in the 1920s and 1930s.

A native of Drakes Branch, Virginia, Lewis made his Negro leagues debut in 1920 with the Baltimore Black Sox.[1] He spent many years playing for the Hilldale Club, and was part of their 1925 Colored World Series championship team.[2] Lewis died in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1986 at age 91.


  1. ^ "Joe Lewis". Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "1925 Hilldale Club". Retrieved 2020.

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