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George Sisler

Test your baseball knowledge of George Sisler.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) George Harold Sisler was born on March 24, 1893 in the unincorporated hamlet of Manchester (now part of the city of New Franklin, a suburb of Akron, Ohio.

  • True or False?

2) Sisler played college ball for coach at the University of Michigan, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.  Who was his Michigan coach?

  • Cool Papa Bell
  • Mel Ott
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Branch Rickey
  • Pie Traynor

3) He made his MLB debut on June 28, 1915.  Who was the team?

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Detroit Tiger
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • St. Louis Browns

4) Sisler began his baseball career as a pitcher. In his first season he pitched in 15 games with a 4 wins - 4 losses record.  What position did he switch to in 1916?

  • Catcher
  • Centerfield
  • First Base
  • Shortstop

5) In 1920, Sisler played every inning of each game, stole 42 bases (second in the American League), collected 257 hits for an average of .407, and ended the season by hitting .442 in August and .448 in September.

  • True or False?

6) In 1922, Sisler’s batting average is the third-highest of the twentieth century, surpassed only by Rogers Hornsby's in 1924 and Nap Lajoie's in 1901.  What was his batting average?

  • .405
  • .410
  • .415
  • .420

7) He was chosen as the AL's Most Valuable Player, the first year an official league award was given.  What was the year?

  • 1922
  • 1924
  • 1928
  • 1930

8) In 1923, however, a severe attack of sinusitis caused him double vision, forcing him to miss a quarter of the season.

  • True or False?

9) In 1928, the Browns sold Sisler's contract to the Washington Senators, who in turn sold the contract to the Boston Braves in May.  How many games did he play for the Senators?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25

10) In the three years he played for the Braves, what is NOT a season batting average?

  • .309
  • .326
  • .340
  • .352

11) Playing for the Boston Braves, when was his last Major League game?

  • September 2, 1930
  • September 12, 1930
  • September 22, 1930
  • September 30, 1930

12) When was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939

13) Sisler died at the aged of 80 in Richmond Heights, Missouri, while still employed as a scout for the Pirates.  What was the date?

  • February 6, 1973
  • March 6, 1973
  • March 16, 1973
  • March 26, 1973

14) Where is George Sisler buried?

  • Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, Missouri
  • Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Frontenac, Missouri
  • Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California
  • Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tennessee

 

George Sisler
[Answers]

  1. True
  2. Branch Rickey
  3. St. Louis Browns
  4. First Base
  5. True
  6. .420
  7. 1922
  8. False. In 1923, however, a severe attack of sinusitis caused him double vision, forcing him to miss the entire season.
  9. 20
  10. .352
  11. September 22, 1930
  12. 1939
  13. March 26, 1973
  14. Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Frontenac, Missouri

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