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Baseball Personalities - George Sisler

George Sisler

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George Sisler One of the game's all-time greats, he held the record for the most hits in a season for more than 80 years, until Ichiro broke it in 2004. Sisler hit .407 with 257 hits in 1920, yet 1922 may have been his best year. Despite missing 12 games and playing with a severely injured shoulder for a number of games, he hit .420 with 246 hits.

A severe eye ailment, from which he never fully recovered, cost him the entire 1923 season. The player-manager of the St. Louis Browns from 1924 to 1926, Sisler was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. A career .340 hitter, he exuded class and was one of the game's true gentlemen.