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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

George Sisler

Born March 24, 1893

 
 
George Sisler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. George Sisler Marker
Inscription.  The greatest player in St. Louis Browns history, "Gentleman" George Sisler was arguably baseball's most complete first baseman. Intelligent and athletic, he won two batting titles, led the league in steals four times and was one of the finest fielders ever. In 1920 he batted .407 and his 257 hits set a record that stood until 2004. League MVP in 1922, "The Sizzler" hit .420 and heroically led the mediocre Browns to within a game of the Pennant. He finished his career with a .340 average and lived the rest of his life in St. Louis. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939, George Sisler was described by Ty Cobb as "the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer."
 
Erected 2005 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.376′ N, 90° 18.424′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6651 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
<i>Three base ball stars here for the World Series. L to R: George Sisler, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo by National Photo Company (courtesy of the Libary of Congress), October 4, 1924
2. Three base ball stars here for the World Series. L to R: George Sisler, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dred & Harriet Scott (here, next to this marker); James B. Eads (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Smith (a few steps from this marker); Dick Weber (a few steps from this marker); Dizzy Dean (a few steps from this marker); William Danforth (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Rickey (within shouting distance of this marker); Irma Rombauer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 14, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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