Sisler, George

Sisler, George (Harold)

(1893–1973) baseball player; born in Manchester, Ohio. One of the game's greatest hitters, he twice achieved a batting average of over .400 in a season (1920, 1922), and in 1920 he established a major league record for most hits in a season (257). He was also an outstanding defensive first baseman during his 15-year career (1915–30), mostly with the St. Louis Browns. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1939.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Since 1900, players who had a 30-game hitting streak as a first baseman are George Sisler, George McQuinn, Hal Chase, Stan Musial; as a second baseman, Luis Castillo, Rogers Hornsby, Nap Lajoie, Chase Utley; as a third baseman, Pete Rose, George Brett; as a shortstop, Jimmy Rollins, Nomar Garciaparra; as a catcher, Benito Santiago, Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Seasonal batting average POS PLAYER YEAR ADJ-BA REAL-BA RP ([dagger]) 1 Hornsby, Rogers 1924 .4288 .4235 5 2 Sisler, George 1922 .4128 .4198 6 3 Cobb, Ty 1922 .4011 .4011 25 4 Sisler, George 1920 .4006 .4073 14 5 Heilmann, Harry 1923 .4004 .4027 20 6 Hornsby, Rogers 1921 .4000 .3970 28 7 Williams, Ted 1957 .3995 .3881 48 8 Lajoie, Nap 1910 .3993 .3841 62 9 Williams, Ted 1941 .3991 .4057 16 10 Cobb, Ty 1918 .3981 .3824 69 13 Cobb, Ty 1911 .3972 .4196 7 32 Lajoie, Nap 1901 .3834 .4265 3 50 Delahanty, Ed 1899 .3764 .4096 9 e.