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George Sisler

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George Sisler's Biography

George Harold Sisler (March 24, 1893 – March 26, 1973), nicknamed "Gentleman George" and "Gorgeous George," was an American professional baseball player for 15 seasons, primarily as first baseman with the St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles). From 1920 until 2004, Sisler held the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most hits in a single season, a mark which stills stands for the 154-game season in which he played.

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George Sisler News Stories

  • Game thread: Mariners at Padres -- June 19, 2014

      News Source: Seattle Times | 1 month ago
    1992  - Dave Fleming fires a 4-hit shutout at Minnesota and wins 1-0 to become the American League's first ten-game winner.  Greg Briley led off the game with a home run for the contests only run. Ken Griffey Jr. breaks the hamate bone in his right
  • Ichiro on crowded Yankees' outfield: 'Oops'

      News Source: Merced Sun-Star | 5 months ago
    Ichiro Suzuki watched as the New York Yankees added Jacoby Ellsbury and then Carlos Beltran to an outfield that already included Brett Gardner and the Japanese star plus Alfonso Soriano, a backup who figures to see time at designated hitter...Suzuki
  • Ask Sports: Have baseball writers always been the voters for the Hall of ...

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 7 months ago
    Have baseball writers always been the voters for the Hall of Fame?...The Baseball Hall of Fame officially opened in 1939 to coincide with the centennial of Abner Doubleday's mythical invention of baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y. Both the 1839 date and

George Sisler Blogs

  • Scott's Two Cents On Sports: World Series: Did You Know?

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Well, The Chairman Of The Board got Dick Sisler, the son of George Sisler, to force Ennis at second. When Ford fanned Hamner, the Yankees were one out away from a sweep. And Whitey was just one more out away from the shutout!
  • The Roots Of The Baseball Hall of Fame: A Relevant Irony | ...

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    George Sisler—St. Louis Browns: Before the Cardinals ruled the city, Sisler was the preeminent part of St. Louis baseball. The first baseman was hits machine set the all-time single season hits record with 257, which stood for over 80 years ...
  • Going Through ESPN's Hall of 100 | The Nationals Review

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    #115: George Sisler. What an incredibly forgotten great player. .340 career average, much of it in the deadball era. 2x over .400. — Nationals Review (@nationalsreview) January 11, 2014. #114: Bill Dickey. Calling him a "second-tier star"

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