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Dick Sisler

Richard Allan Sisler
Born: Nov. 2, 1920 in St. Louis, MO.
Died: Nov. 20, 1998 in Nashville, Tenn.
Debut: 1946 | Pos: 1B/OF
H: 6'2" | W: 205 | B: L | T: R

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
8 799 2606 302 720 55 360 6 .276

Managerial Record

YR

G

W

L

%

2

215

121

94

.563

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Dick Sisler, who hit. 276 in his major league career and later served as manager of
the Reds, died in Nashville, Tenn., after battling pneumonia. He was 78.

He made his debut in 1946 with the St. Louis Cardinals and played for the team again in 1947. The Cardinals traded him to the Phillies in April 1948 for Ralph LaPointe.

One of his best seasons came in 1950 when he hit .296 with 13 home runs and 83 RBI and was one of the leaders of the famed Phillies' Whiz Kids who won the pennant. It was Sisler's game-winning, tenth-inning home run on the last day of the season that helped to seal the pennant. Sisler was also named to the All-Star team that season.

He was traded to the Reds in 1952 and returned to the Cardinals that season. The
next year, 1953, was his last year in the major leagues as a player.

He became a coach for the Reds in 1961. He took over for Fred Hutchinson as manager of the Reds in 1964 and managed the team in 1965.

His father, George Sisler, is in baseball's Hall of Fame. His brother, Dave Sisler,
was a pitcher in the major leagues.