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.
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