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Old 06-05-2017, 03:06 PM
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Default George Sisler- Gentleman George - Inducted MLB HOF - 1939

George Sisler- Inducted into the HOF in 1939,
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George Harold Sisler (March 24, 1893 March 26, 1973), nicknamed "Gentleman George" and "Gorgeous George", was an American professional baseball player for 15 seasons, primarily as first baseman with the St. Louis Browns. From 1920 until 2004, Sisler held the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most hits in a single season; it was broken by Ichiro Suzuki.
Sisler's 1922 season during which he batted .420, hit safely in a then-record 41 consecutive games, led the American League in hits (246), stolen bases (51), triples (18), and was probably the best fielding first baseman in the game is considered by many historians to be among the best individual all-around single-season performances in baseball history.[1]
After Sisler retired as a player, he worked as a major league scout and aide. He was on a team of scouts appointed by Branch Rickey to find black players for the Brooklyn Dodgers; the team's work resulted in the signing of Jackie Robinson. Sisler was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.[2] In 1999 editors at The Sporting News named him 33rd on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players."


(show 'em if ya' got 'em) Here is a W519 with a nice Decalco stamp on the side.

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A couple of great, less commonly seen action shots: W503 and E220 National Caramel.

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George Sisler Exhibits and greatest thrill letter.
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I like Sisler for a number of reasons. His near association with the Pirates (underaged contract in 1910's) and his later serving as the teams' traveling secretary including in 1960. He is in the team picture that year. Also, he had so many different poses on his cards which was usually not the case:
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I don't have a pic of my 1925 Turf Cigarettes Sisler, but that's the singular Sisler I own.

Born in New Franklin, OH, which is a town that now bleeds into the town where I'm from (I now live in a different neighboring town in relation to New Franklin). My grandpa knew him, as my grandpa played ball in the St. Louis Browns farm system and is from Akron, OH, which is just north of New Franklin. Underappreciated in my area.
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Here's mine. I also have a 1913 University of Michigan yearbook (entitled "The Michiganensian") in which he appears as a member of the Class of '15 Engineering school baseball team as a pitcher.

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An underappreciated all-time great in my opinion . . .

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This is my only Sisler and my only F50.

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I don't have a pic of my 1925 Turf Cigarettes Sisler, but that's the singular Sisler I own.

Born in New Franklin, OH, which is a town that now bleeds into the town where I'm from (I now live in a different neighboring town in relation to New Franklin). My grandpa knew him, as my grandpa played ball in the St. Louis Browns farm system and is from Akron, OH, which is just north of New Franklin. Underappreciated in my area.
I live in New Franklin. There is a ballpark named after him now. It's still amazing how many people around here have no idea who he was.
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Here is one that hasn't been posted yet - M101-6 of Gentleman George...
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