Doug Sisk (Baseball)

Doug Sisk is a Stadium High School and Washington State University graduate who went on to a successful Major League baseball career with three different clubs. He still holds the modern day record for fewest home runs given up per innings pitched.

Sisk, born in Renton in 1957, was a Stadium Tiger standout who first went to Green River College, then on to WSU. Much could be said about his successes in amateur baseball, but there is plenty more that Sisk accomplished in the professional game.

Sisk signed with the New York Mets, playing three seasons in the organization's minor league system. After leading the Mets' Class AA Jackson team in wins in 1982, he made the jump past AAA ball. He broke into the Major Leagues later that season as a reliever, compiling a 0-1 record and a stingy 1.04 earned run average in 8 2/3 innings over eight appearances. In 1983 with the Mets he set a career high in appearances (67), innings pitched (104 1/3), wins (5) and strikeouts (33). He had a 5-4 record, 11 saves and an impressive 2.24 earned run average. In 1984, a season in which he was an All-Star Game alternate, Doug notched a 1-3 record, a career-best 15 saves and a 2.09 earned run average in 1984.

Sisk played with the Mets through the 1987 season and never appearing in less than 41 games and pitching less than 70 2/3 innings. He was a member of the 1986 Mets team that beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

Playing for the Baltimore Orioles in 1988, Sisk made 52 appearances and threw 94 1/3 innings, the second highest number in his career. He had two more seasons (1990-91) with the Atlanta Braves before retiring from the sport.

Sisk's Major League career numbers were solid: 332 appearances, 523 1/3 innings, 22-20 record, 33 saves and a combined 3.27 earned run average.