Baseball player, St. Louis Browns first baseman, George Sisler holding bat on shoulder standing on field with players warming up in background 1917 Photo... SUMMARYPortrait of American League's St. Louis Browns baseball player Sisler holding a bat on his shoulder standing on the field prior to game against Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street; South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue); South Wentworth Avenue, in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Players warming up on the field and the grandstands are visible in the background. SDN-061156, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
George Sisler, Baseball Hall of Fame Player
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 ).