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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 01, 1913, Image 12',
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ThirA aren't anv more "Willie
Hestons at Michigan University, but,.
instead, the scnooi wnere urancn
Rickey coaches the hall players
boasts of a diamond Btar who looks
like Ed Walsh and Ty Cobb in em
byro. He is George Sisler.
When Sisler is not pitching he
plays the outfield a la the $15,000
"Georgia Peach" and bats fourth, be
ing the best clean-up man Michigan
has had in decades.
Joe Sugden, Detroit scout, says of
him: "He has the best curveyof any
left-hander I 'ever looked at."
Rickey, on the southern trip, was
startleby Sisler. He told some one,
who- repeated it, of course, that Sis
ler was so gooti it was hard to believe
him an .amateur. He plays a better
game-than' many a class A- leaguer
Sisler Is also fast. He has been
"clocked" going to first in 3 3-5 sec
onds. He startles Michigan's oppo
nents by going from first to third' or
from second home on an infield out
or a fly to the outfield.
His one fault seems to be over
(anxiety to hit. If he has other weak
nesses they remain hidden. In the
south Rickey was in a hurry to catch
a train one day and, calling Sisler .n
'.from, the outfield, told him to finish
the game in a hurry. This he"Bid by
pitching nine" balls, striking out the
last three hatters, who only heard the
balls whiz past.