Year Inducted – 1983
After starring for 4 years at old Central High, Barberton BW in the A League, and 4 years at the University of Michigan, George Sisler skyrocketed to baseball immortality by batting .407 in 1920 and .420 in 1922 as a first baseman for the St. Louis Browns. He was one of only three players to ever hit over .400 twice during their career. His lifetime major league average was a fantastic .340. As a result, Sisler was elected to the “Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown” in 1939. In 1957, he was inducted as a charter member in the “Summit County Sports Hall of Fame.” In 15 years in the major leagues, he only hit under .300 twice. He played for the St. Louis Browns from 1915-1927; the Washington Senators, 1928; and the Boston Red Sox, 1928-30. Sisler finished his career hitting .326 in the National League and .344 in the American League. In 1922 he became the first player ever named “Most Valuable Player” in the American League. He got 59 of the 64 votes. He was born March 24, 1893 and died March 26, 1973.