Sunday, October 16, 2005

October 16th, 1931

Dave Sisler Born

To be a famous athlete's brother or son is a tragedy. But to be a famous athlete's brother AND son who tries to become a famous athlete himself is just plain foolhardy. Dave Sisler was the son of George Sisler, a Hall of Famer...and the brother of Dick Sisler, whose home run in the last game of the 1950 season clinched the National League Pennant for the Phillies. Do you imagine that there were ever fifteen seconds during the waking existence of Dave Sisler that he was able to forget these facts? What would drive a kid like this to become a ballplayer anyway? Wouldn't he have been happier as a lawyer or clamdigger or something along that line? David Michael Sisler, son of George Harold Sister, brother of Richard Allan Sisler, possessor of a 38-44 lifetime record, retired from baseball at age thirty-one, wherever you are...I only hope that you made a lot of money in the stock market or are about to discover a cure for cancer.

For your sake.

~Brendan C. Boyd and Fred Harris, The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book

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