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Sibby Sisti

Sebastian Daniel Sisti
Born: July 26, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Died: April 24, 2006 in Amherst, N.Y.
Debut: 1939 | Pos: Util
H: 5'11" | W: 175 | B: R | T: R

13 1016 2999 401 372 27 260 30 .244

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Sibby Sisti, a utility player who spent his entire career with the Braves, died on April 24, 2006 in Amherst, N.Y. He was 85.

He hit .244 in his career with 27 home runs and 260 RBIs. He appeared in 1,016 games for the Braves and collected 732 hits in 2,999 at-bats.

In 1941, he had a career-high 541 at-bats, hitting .259 with a home run and a career-high 45 RBI.

His career was put on hold during World War II when he served in the Coast Guard. He returned to baseball in 1946, playing for Indianapolis in the minor leagues. According to his obituary, he hit .343 that season and was named the The Sporting News Minor League Player of the Year.

He was a member of the Braves team in 1948 that played in the World Series.

In 1994, he was included into the Boston Braves Historical Association Hall of Fame along with pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain.

He appeared in the movie, "The Natural," as the manager of the Pirates. He also served as an advisor to the moviemakers.

Following his retirement as a player, Sisti was a manager and coach in the minor leagues.