Dec 17

George Sisler’s contract is purchased by the Senators

December 14, 1928

The Washington Senators purchased George Sisler’s contract for $25,000 from the St. Louis Browns. The veteran

Washington Senators

George Sisler at Griffith Stadium

35 year-old first baseman will play in 20 games for the Senators before the team sold his contract to the Boston Braves for only $7,500 on May 27, 1928.

For Sisler the move to Boston was a blessing as he will go on to play two and half seasons with the Braves and batted .326 in 389 games.  George Sisler will play in his last game in the Major’s on September 22, 1930 when he pinched hit for the Braves 2nd baseman Freddie Maguire.

George Sisler will go onto play two more seasons in the minor leagues before he retired from playing baseball. In 1939 George Sisler received 235 of the 274 votes from the members of the BBWAA and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.