Richard Allan Sisler
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Dick Sisler, who hit. 276 in his major league
career and later served as manager of
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
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,