Douglas Randall Sisk (born September 26, 1957), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher from 1982–1988 and 1990-1991. His primary pitch was a sinker that was difficult for batters to drive in the air. During his nine-year major-league career, Sisk allowed only 15 home runs in over 500 innings.
|Born: September 26, 1957|
|September 6, 1982, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 23, 1991, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||3.27|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sisk made his Major League debut with the New York Mets on September 6, 1982. Although he started out well for the Mets, he often frustrated fans and managers with his tendency to walk opposing hitters—Sisk walked 4.6 batters per nine innings over the course of his career, earning from fans the derisive nickname of "Doug Risk". He became the target of boos from the fans at Shea Stadium when his performance began to decline late in his Met tenure. He was also part of the notorious "Scum Bunch" as a Met, along with fellow pitcher Jesse Orosco and left fielder Danny Heep.
After baseball, Sisk became the athletic director of the Lakewood, WA Boys and Girls Club in 2003, a position which he no longer holds. He currently works as a sales representative for Unique Wine Company, a large wine importer and distributor based out of Sisk's home town of Renton, Washington.
- "Washington State University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2004. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
- Doug Sisk Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
- . The Ultimate Mets Database. Retrieved on April27, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Baseball Almanac, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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