Monday, January 10, 2011

Red Sox Pitcher Dave Sisler Loses His Battle With Cancer

This is from the Boston Globe on this black Monday morning...

"Dave Sisler, the Red Sox Rookie of the Year in 1956, died yesterday at 79. His son, David G., said Mr. Sisler died of complications from prostate cancer.
David M. Sisler was the last surviving child of Baseball Hall of Famer George Sisler. He grew up playing sports, first in high school and later at Princeton. He went on to pitch from 1956 to 1962 for the Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, and Cincinnati Reds.Mr. Sisler, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound righthander, went 9-8 in his first season and was rewarded by sportswriters in Boston as the winner of the Harry Agganis Award, given to Boston’s top rookie. He pitched three full seasons with the Red Sox, primarily as a starter, and wrapped up his major league career in 1962 with Cincinnati. His career high for wins came during his rookie season. He posted his best ERA (2.48) in 1960 with Detroit, when he made 41 appearances, all in relief."

Rest in peace, Dave. Your name is familiar to me but that's about all. I'll fix that today by reading up on you and your career. Thanks for what you did.

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