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George Harold Sisler

  • Birth 24 Mar 1893 Manchester, Summit County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 1973 Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 4420

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.

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  • Added: 1 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4420
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Harold Sisler (24 Mar 1893–26 Mar 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4420, citing Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .