George Sisler, Baseball's Forgotten Great
|Series title:||SPORTS and AMERICAN CULTURE Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Missouri Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $19.95|
| Book Description: |
"Gorgeous George" Sisler, a left-handed first baseman, began his major-league baseball career in 1915 with the St. Louis Browns. During his sixteen years in the majors, he played with such baseball luminaries as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Rogers Hornsby. He was considered by these stars of the sport to be their equal, and Branch Rickey, one of baseball's foremost innovators and talent scouts, once said that in 1922 Sisler was "the...