Former Red Sox pitcher and eight-year Major Leaguer Dave Sisler died at his home in St. Louis, Missouri Sunday afternoon after battling Prostate Cancer. He was 79 years old.
Sisler began playing baseball when he was in High School, eventually attending Princeton University to play. Sisler, who pitched more games in the majors than any other graduate, made a name for himself at Princeton before being signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1953 as an amateur free agent.
The son of Hall of Famer George Sisler and brother of former Phillies first basman Dick Sisler, Dave began his career in Boston, playing four seasons there from 1956 to 1959. He went 24-25 with the team with a career 4.79 ERA. He would play for three other teams in his career, spending time with the Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, and the Cincinnati Reds before retiring in 1962. Sisler left baseball that season to become an executive at A.G. Edwards investments.