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Name:    Sisler, George
Profession:  Athlete
Born/Started:     Mar. 24, 1893
Died/Ended:     Mar. 26, 1973
Description:    George Sisler was one of the first players to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Cy Young. The best player in St. Louis Browns history, he batted over .400 in 1920 and 1922 and during the 1922 season, he had a 41 game hitting streak. That record stood until Joe Dimaggio hit in 56 games in 1941. He was the most valuable player in 1922 and ended his career with 2,812 hits and a batting average of .340. He did this while taking time out in World War I to fight as a lieutenant.

Sisler also served as manager of the St. Louis Browns and as a scout for Branch Rickey and the Brooklyn Dodgers, as well as for the Pittsburgh Pirates. [Final Resting Place, p. 194]

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