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Dave Sisler

David Michael Sisler

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 16, 1931 in St. Louis, MO
Schools: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1956 (Age 24.188)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Tigers/Senators/Reds 1956-1962

Final Game: September 23, 1962 (Age 30.342)
Died: January 9, 2011 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Old Meeting House Presbytherian Church Cemetery, Frontenac, MO
Relatives: Brother of Dick Sisler and Son of George Sisler
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 24 BOS AL 9 8 .529 4.62 39 14 15 3 0 3 142.1 120 81 73 13 72 2 93 7 0 1 619 100 3.91 1.349 7.6 0.8 4.6 5.9 1.29
1957 25 BOS AL 7 8 .467 4.71 22 19 2 5 0 1 122.1 135 68 64 15 61 1 55 2 1 2 554 85 4.70 1.602 9.9 1.1 4.5 4.0 0.90
1958 26 BOS AL 8 9 .471 4.94 30 25 2 4 1 0 149.1 157 94 82 22 79 2 71 1 2 6 666 81 5.05 1.580 9.5 1.3 4.8 4.3 0.90
1959 27 TOT AL 1 3 .250 4.32 35 0 20 0 0 7 58.1 55 33 28 7 37 1 32 1 0 3 262 95 4.96 1.577 8.5 1.1 5.7 4.9 0.86
1959 27 BOS AL 0 0 6.75 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 9 5 5 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 30 63 7.94 1.500 12.2 4.1 1.4 4.1 3.00
1959 27 DET AL 1 3 .250 4.01 32 0 18 0 0 7 51.2 46 28 23 4 36 1 29 1 0 3 232 102 4.58 1.587 8.0 0.7 6.3 5.1 0.81
1960 28 DET AL 7 5 .583 2.48 41 0 19 0 0 6 80.0 56 23 22 3 45 1 47 2 0 9 334 162 3.60 1.263 6.3 0.3 5.1 5.3 1.04
1961 29 WSA AL 2 8 .200 4.18 45 1 29 0 0 11 60.1 55 34 28 6 48 5 30 3 0 3 276 94 5.41 1.707 8.2 0.9 7.2 4.5 0.63
1962 30 CIN NL 4 3 .571 3.92 35 0 16 0 0 1 43.2 44 19 19 4 26 3 27 0 0 1 196 104 4.36 1.603 9.1 0.8 5.4 5.6 1.04
7 Yrs 38 44 .463 4.33 247 59 103 12 1 29 656.1 622 352 316 70 368 15 355 16 3 25 2907 96 4.54 1.508 8.5 1.0 5.0 4.9 0.96
162 Game Avg. 8 10 .463 4.33 55 13 23 3 0 6 146 138 78 70 16 82 3 79 4 1 6 646 96 4.54 1.508 8.5 1.0 5.0 4.9 0.96
BOS (4 yrs) 24 25 .490 4.79 94 58 21 12 1 4 420.2 421 248 224 53 213 5 222 10 3 9 1869 88 4.61 1.507 9.0 1.1 4.6 4.7 1.04
DET (2 yrs) 8 8 .500 3.08 73 0 37 0 0 13 131.2 102 51 45 7 81 2 76 3 0 12 566 131 3.98 1.390 7.0 0.5 5.5 5.2 0.94
WSA (1 yr) 2 8 .200 4.18 45 1 29 0 0 11 60.1 55 34 28 6 48 5 30 3 0 3 276 94 5.41 1.707 8.2 0.9 7.2 4.5 0.63
CIN (1 yr) 4 3 .571 3.92 35 0 16 0 0 1 43.2 44 19 19 4 26 3 27 0 0 1 196 104 4.36 1.603 9.1 0.8 5.4 5.6 1.04
AL (6 yrs) 34 41 .453 4.36 212 59 87 12 1 28 612.2 578 333 297 66 342 12 328 16 3 24 2711 95 4.55 1.502 8.5 1.0 5.0 4.8 0.96
NL (1 yr) 4 3 .571 3.92 35 0 16 0 0 1 43.2 44 19 19 4 26 3 27 0 0 1 196 104 4.36 1.603 9.1 0.8 5.4 5.6 1.04
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1956 24 BOS AL 142.1 39 14 81 5.12 4.59 0.23 0.00 108.3 4.72 -7 -0.7 1.7 -0.2 0.2 6 .481 .495 $6,000
1957 25 BOS AL 122.0 22 19 68 5.02 4.39 0.17 0.00 103.3 4.37 -8 -0.9 1.5 -0.1 0.1 1 .461 .495 $9,500
1958 26 BOS AL 149.1 30 25 94 5.67 4.48 0.04 0.00 103.6 4.60 -18 -1.8 1.6 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .439 .489 $9,500
1959 27 BOS AL 6.2 3 0 5 6.75 4.25 0.13 0.00 107.1 4.41 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .443 .499 $11,000
1959 27 DET AL 51.2 32 0 28 4.88 4.41 0.07 0.00 105.0 4.55 -1 -0.2 1.5 -0.1 0.2 2 .495 .499
1960 28 DET AL 80.0 41 0 23 2.59 4.56 0.04 -0.19 100.9 4.37 17 1.8 1.6 0.4 2.9 22 .544 .511 $11,000
1961 29 WSA AL 60.1 45 1 34 5.07 4.84 0.06 -0.18 97.9 4.50 -4 -0.4 2.2 -0.3 -0.2 1 .492 .498 $15,750
1962 30 CIN NL 43.2 35 0 19 3.92 4.68 -0.06 -0.20 97.7 4.45 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.6 7 .507 .501 $16,750
7 Seasons 656.0 247 59 352 4.83 4.54 0.10 -0.05 103.4 4.53 -21 -2.1 1.6 -0.6 3.0 32 .492 .499 $79,500
BOS (4 yrs) 420.1 94 58 248 5.31 4.49 0.14 0.00 105.1 4.57 -35 -3.6 1.7 -0.5 -0.6 -1 .462 .493 $36,000
DET (2 yrs) 131.2 73 0 51 3.49 4.50 0.05 -0.11 102.5 4.44 15 1.7 1.5 0.2 3.1 25 .523 .506 $11,000
WSA (1 yr) 60.1 45 1 34 5.07 4.84 0.06 -0.18 97.9 4.50 -4 -0.4 2.2 -0.3 -0.2 1 .492 .498 $15,750
CIN (1 yr) 43.2 35 0 19 3.92 4.68 -0.06 -0.20 97.7 4.45 2 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.6 7 .507 .501 $16,750

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 24 BOS AL 39 51 42 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 .119 .191 .119 .311 -20 5 0 0 4 1 0 1
1957 25 BOS AL 22 50 42 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 .167 .239 .167 .406 11 7 1 0 4 0 0 1
1958 26 BOS AL 30 60 46 4 9 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 11 .196 .224 .261 .485 30 12 2 0 11 1 0 1
1959 27 TOT AL 35 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .286 .286 .286 .571 54 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1959 27 BOS AL 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 172 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 27 DET AL 32 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1960 28 DET AL 41 19 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .125 .222 .125 .347 -5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 29 WSA AL 45 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 30 CIN NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 247 197 159 14 25 1 1 0 5 0 0 15 48 .157 .227 .176 .403 8 28 3 0 21 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 129 104 9 16 1 1 0 3 0 0 10 31 .157 .227 .176 .403 8 18 2 0 14 1 0
BOS (4 yrs) 94 163 132 13 22 1 1 0 5 0 0 10 37 .167 .222 .189 .412 9 25 3 0 19 2 0
DET (2 yrs) 73 25 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .143 .217 .143 .360 -2 3 0 0 2 0 0
WSA (1 yr) 45 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 212 197 159 14 25 1 1 0 5 0 0 15 48 .157 .227 .176 .403 8 28 3 0 21 2 0
NL (1 yr) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1956 24 BOS AL 39 51 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,000 1
1957 25 BOS AL 22 50 -3 -0 -0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 $9,500 1
1958 26 BOS AL 30 60 -6 0 -0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $9,500 1
1959 27 BOS AL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .514 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $11,000 /1
1959 27 DET AL 32 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1960 28 DET AL 41 19 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $11,000 1
1961 29 WSA AL 45 9 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $15,750 1
1962 30 CIN NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $16,750 1
7 Seasons 247 197 -22 0 0 0 22 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 $79,500
BOS (4 yrs) 94 163 -18 0 0 0 18 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $36,000
DET (2 yrs) 73 25 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $11,000
WSA (1 yr) 45 9 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $15,750
CIN (1 yr) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $16,750

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1956 BOS AL 24 P 39 14 3 142.1 31 9 22 0 0 1.000 1.96 0.79 .950 1.92 1.91 6 3 33% 44% 0
1957 BOS AL 25 P 22 19 5 122.1 36 13 22 1 3 .972 2.57 1.59 .963 1.99 2.00 5 3 38% 47% 0
1958 BOS AL 26 P 30 25 4 149.1 31 7 22 2 1 .935 1.75 0.97 .963 1.95 1.93 4 5 56% 47% 3
1959 TOT AL 27 P 35 0 0 58.1 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.23 .955 2.05 2.03 1 3 75% 40% 2
1959 BOS AL 27 P 3 0 0 6.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.33 .960 2.02 2.03 0 0 0
1959 DET AL 27 P 32 0 0 51.2 7 0 7 0 0 1.000 1.22 0.22 .954 2.06 2.03 1 3 75% 40% 2
1960 DET AL 28 P 41 0 0 80.0 24 5 18 1 2 .958 2.59 0.56 .967 1.96 1.95 4 2 33% 40% 0
1961 WSA AL 29 P 45 1 0 60.1 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 2.24 0.33 .954 2.04 2.02 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 CIN NL 30 P 35 0 0 43.2 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.23 .948 2.08 2.05 9 1 10% 34% 0
7 Seasons P 247 59 12 656.1 153 42 107 4 7 .974 2.04 0.60 .959 1.98 1.98 31 17 35% 42% 5
7 Seasons TOT 247 59 12 656.1 153 42 107 4 7 .974 2.04 0.60 .959 1.98 1.98 31 17 35% 42% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (8th)
1961 AL  11 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  79 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (5th)
1960 AL  9 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 AL  7 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1959 AL  20 (10th)
1960 AL  19 (10th)
1961 AL  29 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1960 AL  14 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1960 AL  1.5 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1960 AL  3.3 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1958 AL  11 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1818), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1591), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (841st), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1956 24 Boston Red Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 25 Boston Red Sox $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 26 Boston Red Sox $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 27 Boston Red Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BOS/DET
1960 28 Detroit Tigers $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 29 Washington Senators $15,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 30 Cincinnati Reds $16,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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