|US Military 1942-1946 World War II Baseball History |
A hustling all-around athlete, the 5-ft, 11-inch, 185-pound Sibby Sisti was one of the Boston Braves fans favorites all thru during the 1940s. He broke into the majors with the Braves as a 19-year old rookie back in 1939, and was the team starting third baseman the following year - batting .251, scored 73 runs, lined 19 doubles, 5Ts, 6 homers and had a solid .353 on-base-pct in 123 games.
In 1941, Sisti posted career-highs with 140 hits in 541 games spanning 140 games, and a career-best 24 doubles. An outstanding pivot man on the double-play he anchored second base as well as anyone in the NL.
Sisti proudly served in the US Military during World War II, missing almost four seasons before returning to Braves Field, this time playing the shortstop position. A good hit-and-run man, he collected a lifetime .324 on-base-pct... Sebastian Sisti career stats: .244 BA, 121 Ds, 19Ts, 27 Hrs, 732 hits in 2999 at-bats, 401 Runs, 260 RBIs in 1016 games. Baseball Historian