George Sisler

Hall of Fame

First Base

1915—1930

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#24

Player Detail

George Harold
GIVEN NAME
Sisler
SURNAME
March 24, 1893, in Manchester, OH
BORN
March 26, 1973, in Richmond Heights, MO, USA
DIED
1915—1930
Playing Career
Played from 22-37
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Browns
Boston Braves
Washington Senators
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Browns
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Gorgeous George
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 170
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
June 28, 1915
Major League Debut
September 22, 1930
FINAL GAME

WHO IS George Sisler?

Held the single-season hits record before Ichiro broke it. Career hampered by injury to his eyes.

70

HITTING

30

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
When Sisler attended Hiram College (OH) he was such a great athlete and so good looking that the school newspaper dubbed him “Gorgeous George.”

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2055
2812
102
1178
.340
1922 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1920 St. Louis Browns

27 Years Old

.407
AVG
19
HR
122
RBI
137
RUNS
.449
OBP
257
HITS
49
2B
18
3B
.632
SLG
46
BB
42
SB
9.8
WAR
Set record for most hits in a season.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.340
.379
.468

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.847
.792
107.0

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
50.6
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

George Sisler Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sisler
550
187
85
28
11
7
78
31
22
25
258
222
.340
.379
.468
847
AVG 1B
529
159
77
29
9
7
86
49
38
12
227
211
.300
.363
.429
.792

George Sisler Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
24
23
25
21
34
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
23
7
5
4
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

George Sisler PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
54.0
47.2
37.1
25.3
4.25
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = George Sisler
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
293.3
191.5
138.2
92.7
23.1
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = George Sisler
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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