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Brissie, Lou


From the "This Great Game" card back: Fighting in northern Italy in WWII, Lou Brissie saw horrors, including his entire squad killed by an enemy shell. Somehow, Lou survived after shrapnel ripped through his body. Amazingly, three years later he was pitching in the big leagues, and in 1948 he won 14 games for Old Man Mack in Philly. A tall lefty from tobacco country in South Carolina, Brissie was tabbed by Mack as a worthy successor to Waddell, Plank, and Grove, on the strength of his blazing fastball. “With his stuff he doesn’t need a breaking ball,” the A’s manager said. 

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Birth Date: June 5, 1924
Birth Location: Anderson, SC
Death Date: November 25, 2013
Death Location: Augusta SC, USA
Weight: 210 lb
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: September 28, 1947
Final Game Date: September 1, 1953
Years Played: 8
Games Played: 234
At Bats: 295
Runs: 17
Hits: 67
Doubles: 5
Triples: 1
Home Runs: 0
RBIs: 26
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 7
Batting Average: 0.227
Position: Pitcher

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