George Sisler terrorized opposing pitchers and was one of the best all-around baseball players in baseball history. His .340 career batting average, 357 career stolen bases and 13 seasons of hitting over .300 made George Sisler a Hall of Famer. Baseball History - While playing for the St. Louis Browns (AL), he arose as a star in 1920 when he hit .407 and set the major league record for most hits in a single season with 257, a record unbroken during the 1900s. In 1922 George Sisler topped that by hitting .422, the second highest average in that century.
George Sisler was in a class by himself as a first baseman and he led the AL in seven different years in assists and led the league in various fielding categories 16 times. He held the major league record for career assists by a first baseman, 1,528. George Sisler lined over 200 hits in six different seasons and was a league leader in batting 11 times and led the league in stolen bases in four different years. Sisler retired at the age of 36 after playing 15 seasons and his .340 career batting mark is 15th highest in baseball history ( tied with Lou Gehrig ). George Sisler's career totals: .340 BA, 8267 at bats, 2812 hits, 425 doubles, 165 triples, 100 HR's, 1284 runs, 1175 RBI's, .468 slugging, and 375 stolen bases. George Sisler ranks as one of the top players of the last century. baseballhistorian.com archives Baseball Players
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