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Dick Sisler
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Baseball Player
    (November 2, 1920-November 20, 1998)
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Attended Colgate University
    First baseman/Outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals (1946-1947, 1952-1953), Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1951) and the Cincinnati Reds (1952)
    One All-Star appearance (1950)
    Assistant coach for the Cincinnati Reds (1961-1964), St. Louis Cardinals (1966-1969) and the San Diego Padres (1975-1976)
    Hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals (1970) and the New York Mets (1979-1980)
    Manager for the Cincinnati Reds (1964-1965)
    Son of George Sisler
    Brother of Dave Sisler and minor leaguer George Sisler, Jr.
    He was traded four times in his major league playing career.
    He had an awful batting performance in the 1950 World Series with a .059 batting average.
    He was the NL Leader for errors committed as a first baseman twice (1948, 1952).
    His major league managing career was a disaster.
    He batted left-handed.
    He served in World War II.
    He hit the memorable 10th inning walk-off home run against the Brooklyn Dodgers to help the 'Whiz Kids' Phillies win their first NL pennant victory in 35 seasons (October 1, 1950).
    He was mentioned in Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Old Man and the Sea.'
    He was a member of two World Series winning Cardinals teams (one as a player (1946) and one as a coach (1967)).
    He and his father were the first father and son pair who were major league managers.

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