Lewis was in the starting lineup for the American League in the 1938 All-Star Game. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Only Ty Cobb had more career hits at the age of 24 than Lewis.
Lewis was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.
In an 11-season career, Lewis posted a.297 batting average (1,563-for-5,261) with 73 home runs, 607 Reserve Bank of India, 830 runs, 249 doubles, 93 triples, and 83 stolen bases in 1,349 games played. Lewis" nephew is former major league player Hal Morris.
Morris" youngest son, John Kelly, is named in Lewis" honor. During World World War II, Lewis served in the United States Army Air Forces as a transport pilot.
Lewis died on February 18, 2011, at the age of 94, after a long battle with cancer.