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Dick Sisler

Richard Allan Sisler

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: November 2, 1920 in St. Louis, MO
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 25.165)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/Reds 1946-1953

Final Game: August 1, 1953 (Age 32.272)
Died: November 20, 1998 in Nashville, TN
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN
Relatives: Brother of Dave Sisler and Son of George Sisler
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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
1946 25 STL NL 83 260 235 17 61 11 2 3 42 0 14 28 .260 .307 .362 .668 86 85 4 2 9 37O
1947 26 STL NL 46 77 74 4 15 2 1 0 9 0 3 8 .203 .234 .257 .491 28 19 0 0 0 3/O7
1948 27 PHI NL 121 502 446 60 122 21 3 11 56 1 47 46 .274 .344 .408 .752 105 182 4 1 8 *3
1949 28 PHI NL 121 447 412 42 119 19 6 7 50 0 25 38 .289 .333 .415 .748 102 171 5 2 7 3 MVP-30
1950 ★ 29 PHI NL 141 593 523 79 155 29 4 13 83 1 64 50 .296 .373 .442 .815 115 231 11 0 6 *7O AS,MVP-33
1951 30 PHI NL 125 477 428 46 123 20 5 8 52 1 0 40 39 .287 .351 .414 .765 107 177 11 2 8 *7O
1952 31 TOT NL 130 480 445 51 114 15 6 13 64 3 3 32 40 .256 .309 .404 .713 96 180 8 2 1 *3/97
1952 31 CIN NL 11 30 27 3 5 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 5 .185 .267 .296 .563 57 8 0 0 0 /O97
1952 31 STL NL 119 450 418 48 109 14 5 13 60 3 3 29 35 .261 .312 .411 .723 99 172 8 2 1 *3
1953 32 STL NL 32 44 43 3 11 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 4 .256 .273 .326 .598 55 14 1 0 0 3
8 Yrs 799 2880 2606 302 720 118 28 55 360 6 3 226 253 .276 .336 .406 .743 101 1059 44 9 39
162 Game Avg. 162 584 528 61 146 24 6 11 73 1 46 51 .276 .336 .406 .743 101 215 9 2 8
PHI (4 yrs) 508 2019 1809 227 519 89 18 39 241 3 0 176 173 .287 .352 .421 .772 108 761 31 5 29
STL (4 yrs) 280 831 770 72 196 28 9 16 115 3 3 47 75 .255 .301 .377 .677 85 290 13 4 10
CIN (1 yr) 11 30 27 3 5 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 5 .185 .267 .296 .563 57 8 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
1946 25 STL NL 83 260 -5 0 0 -2 -3 -10 -1.1 10 0 -0.1 .487 .493 0.1 -0.6 2 $5,000 37O
1947 26 STL NL 46 77 -8 0 0 0 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .482 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $7,000 3/O7
1948 27 PHI NL 121 502 4 -1 1 -3 -6 -4 -0.5 20 15 1.5 .496 .497 1.9 -0.9 18 $7,000 *3
1949 28 PHI NL 121 447 1 -1 1 -8 -4 -12 -1.3 18 6 0.5 .490 .492 1.3 -1.3 14 $9,000 3 MVP-30
1950 ★ 29 PHI NL 141 593 13 1 1 6 -6 15 1.3 22 37 3.6 .511 .509 3.2 -0.1 31 $12,000 *7O AS,MVP-33
1951 30 PHI NL 125 477 4 -1 1 3 -5 3 0.3 18 21 2.1 .503 .502 1.9 -0.2 18 $17,000 *7O
1952 31 CIN NL 11 30 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $155,000 /O97
1952 31 STL NL 119 450 -1 0 -0 0 -5 -6 -0.7 17 11 1.0 .495 .496 1.1 -0.6 11 *3
1953 32 STL NL 32 44 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .490 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $16,000 3
8 Seasons 799 2880 5 -2 4 -4 -31 -27 -3.4 110 83 7.9 .496 .499 8.7 -3.8 87 $228,000
PHI (4 yrs) 508 2019 22 -2 5 -2 -21 2 -0.2 78 79 7.8 .500 .501 8.3 -2.5 81 $45,000
STL (4 yrs) 280 831 -16 0 -1 -2 -9 -27 -3.0 31 5 0.2 .490 .495 0.5 -1.2 6 $28,000
CIN (1 yr) 11 30 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $155,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1946 ❍ 25 STL NL WS BOS W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 29 PHI NL WS NYY L 4 17 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .059 .059 .059 .118 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 19 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .053 .053 .053 .105 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 6 19 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .053 .053 .053 .105 1 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 STL NL 25 1B 37 37 34 324 292 28 4 31 .988 8.65 .991 9.98
1946 STL NL 25 LF 29 26 9 46 40 4 2 0 .957 1.52 .975 2.25
1946 STL NL 25 OF 29 26 9 47 42 3 2 0 .957 1.55 .977 2.39
1947 STL NL 26 1B 10 7 7 84 76 6 2 3 .976 8.20 .991 9.62
1947 STL NL 26 OF 5 4 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.60 .978 2.42
1947 STL NL 26 LF 4 4 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .976 2.30
1948 PHI NL 27 1B 120 118 114 1077 986 73 18 88 .983 8.83 .990 9.61
1949 PHI NL 28 1B 96 94 94 866 815 40 11 73 .987 8.91 .991 9.62 MVP-30
1950 PHI NL 29 LF 137 136 120 1193.2 302 289 9 4 0 .987 2.25 2.18 .977 2.29 2.27 AS,MVP-33
1950 PHI NL 29 OF 137 136 120 1193.2 306 293 9 4 0 .987 2.28 2.20 .978 2.34 2.31 AS,MVP-33
1951 PHI NL 30 LF 111 111 77 912.2 251 235 8 8 3 .968 2.40 2.19 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 PHI NL 30 OF 111 111 77 912.2 249 233 8 8 3 .968 2.38 2.17 .981 2.42 2.41
1952 CIN NL 31 OF 7 6 2 45.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.20 1.57 .981 2.32 2.29
1952 CIN NL 31 RF 4 3 1 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.96 1.25 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 CIN NL 31 LF 3 3 1 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.05 1.67 .980 2.00 2.00
1952 STL NL 31 1B 114 112 107 977.0 1123 1022 84 17 116 .985 10.19 9.70 .990 9.89 9.81
1953 STL NL 32 1B 10 4 3 47.0 48 42 6 0 5 1.000 0 5 9.19 4.80 .990 9.88 9.68
6 Seasons 1B 387 372 359 1024.0 3522 3233 237 52 316 .985 0 0 10.14 8.97 .990 9.89 9.71
5 Seasons OF 289 283 211 2151.1 621 587 20 14 3 .977 2.32 2.10 .979 2.37 2.36
5 Seasons LF 284 280 210 2128.1 611 576 21 14 3 .977 2.31 2.10 .977 2.30 2.28
1 Season RF 4 3 1 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.96 1.25 .980 2.07 2.05
8 Seasons TOT 676 655 570 3175.1 4143 3820 257 66 319 .984 0 0 4.84 6.03 .989 4.80 6.57
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (30, 0%)
1950 NL (33, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  120 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  73 (5th)
1952 NL  84 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  18 (1st)
1949 NL  11 (3rd)
1952 NL  17 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  88 (4th)
1952 NL  116 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  137 (2nd)
1951 NL  111 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  289 (1st)
1951 NL  235 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  9 (4th)
1951 NL  8 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  4 (5th)
1951 NL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1951 NL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1952 NL  10.19 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1952 NL  9.70 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.25 (3rd)
1951 NL  2.40 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  2.18 (3rd)
1951 NL  2.19 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  .987 (1st)
1951 NL  .968 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  .987 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1715), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (246th), 7.9 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1946 25 St. Louis Cardinals $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 26 St. Louis Cardinals $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 27 Philadelphia Phillies $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 28 Philadelphia Phillies $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 29 Philadelphia Phillies $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 30 Philadelphia Phillies $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 31 Cincinnati Reds $155,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CIN/STL
1953 32 St. Louis Cardinals $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$228,000
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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