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Richard Alan (Dick) Sisler (November 2, 1920 - November 20, 1998) was a player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Sisler was the son of Hall of Famer George Sisler. He batted left handed and threw right handed. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... George Harold Sisler (March 24, 1893 - March 26, 1973), nicknamed Gorgeous George, was an American star in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest fielding first basemen of all time. ...


Sisler was a journeyman left fielder and first baseman, whose career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1946-47, 1952-53), Philadelphia Phillies (1948-51) and Cincinnati Reds (1952), was distinguished by one shining moment. On the closing day of the 1950 season, at Ebbets Field, he hit a tenth-inning, opposite-field, three-run home run against the Brooklyn Dodgers that would give the Whiz Kids Phillies their first National League pennant in 35 years. Had Philadelphia lost, the Phillies and Dodgers would have finished in a flat-footed tie for the championship and a best-of-three playoff would have resulted. The home run made Sisler world famous - Ernest Hemingway feted him in his novel The Old Man and the Sea. A journeyman, in professional sports, is an athlete who plays for a number of different teams within a short time. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... * World Champion notes: St. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1949 in sports, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the jurisdiction of the Fédération... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located at in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... The Whiz Kids referred to members of United States President John F. Kennedys administration, led by Robert S. McNamara. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Ernest Hemingway, 1950 Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works, drawn from his wide range of experiences in World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, are characterized by terse minimalism and understatement; they exerted... Original book cover The Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. ...


In a eight-season career, Sisler was a .276 hitter with 55 home runs and 360 RBI in 799 games. He made the National League All-Star team in 1950. In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ...


After managing in the minor leagues with the AA Nashville Vols and AAA Seattle Rainiers, Sisler became a coach for Cincinnati in 1961, serving under manager Fred Hutchinson. In August 1964, Sisler was promoted to acting manager under tragic circumstances, when Hutchinson, suffering from cancer, had to give up the reins. Sisler managed the Reds to a 32-21 record, the team finishing second to the Cardinals. After his formal appointment as manager in October 1964, Sisler brought the Reds home fourth in 1965 with an 89-73 record before his dismissal at season's end. He then returned to the major league coaching ranks with the Cardinals, Padres and Mets. In his late 60s he was still working with young players as an instructor in the Cardinals' farm system. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Nashville Vols were a team in American minor league baseball based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians, were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1906, and from 1919 though 1968. ... Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American baseball player and manager. ... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ...


Dick Sisler died in Nashville, Tennessee, at 78 of age. The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


Whiz Kids team


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Dick Sisler : Player and manager in major leagues : HistoricBaseball.com (223 words)
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.
His father, George Sisler, is in baseball's Hall of Fame.
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