Former major leaguer David Sisler dies at 79 -

Former major leaguer David Sisler dies at 79

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former major leaguer David M. Sisler, who was the last surviving child of Baseball Hall of Famer "Gorgeous George," has died at the age of 79.

The Lupton Chapel confirmed that Sisler died Sunday in St. Louis.

The suburban St. Louis man's son, David G. Sisler, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his father died from complications from prostate cancer.

David M. Sisler was the son of George Sisler, who spent 12 of 15 seasons with the St. Louis Browns, twice hit over .400 in a season and long held the single-season hits record.

Sisler grew up playing sports, first in high school and later Princeton. He went on to pitch from 1956 to 1962 for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators and Cincinnati Reds.

After baseball, he became an A.G. Edwards executive.

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