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George Sisler
Birth: Mar. 24, 1893
Manchester
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1973
Richmond Heights
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For fifteen seasons (1915 to 1922, 1924 to 1930), he played at the first-base position with the St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators and Boston Braves. Born George Harold Sisler, he attended the University of Michigan before signing with the Browns in 1915. He marked his Major League debut on June 28th, 1915 and recorded 78 hits with a .285 batting average in 81 games that year. From 1916 until 1930 with the exception of one season (1926 when he hit .290), Sisler exceeded a .300 batting average and batted above .400 twice (1920 with a .407 average and 1922 with a .420 average), while earning league MVP honors in 1922. He set the Major League record for hits in a single season with 257 in 1920 which stood for 84 years. The record since has been broken by the Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, when he recorded 262 hits in 2004, however this was accomplished in 162 games, whereas Sisler's record was achieved in only 154 games. He served as a player-manager for three years (1924 to 1926) and compiled a 218 win 241 loss record. In 2,055 career games, he amassed 2,812 hits with a .340 lifetime batting average. In addition, he appeared in 24 games as a pitcher and posted a 5 win 6 loss record. He was the father of Dick and Dave Sisler who both had Major League careers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Richard Allen Sisler (1920 - 1998)*
  Dave Sisler (1931 - 2011)*
 
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Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Frontenac
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
 
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"He was poetry in motion, the perfect player." - Frank Frisch
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