Lou Brissie Stats

Lou Brissie was born on Thursday, June 5, 1924, in Anderson, South Carolina. Brissie was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 28, 1947, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lou Brissie baseball stats page.

"Brissie pitched a complete-game four-hitter to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, in a doubleheader at Fenway Park opening the 1948 season. But he endured a frightening moment when Ted Williams hit a line drive that caromed off his brace. 'I hit a ball back to the box, a real shot, whack, like a rifle clap,' Williams recalled in his memoir My Turn at Bat (1969), written with John Underwood. 'Down he goes, and everybody rushes out there, and I go over from first base with this awful feeling I've really hurt him. Here's this war hero, pitching a great game. He sees me in the crowd, looking down at him, my face like a haunt. He says, 'For chrissakes, Williams , pull the damn ball.''" - Sportswriter Richard Goldstein in The New York Times (11/26/2013, 'Lou Brissie, an All-Star and War Hero, Dies at 89', Source )
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Autograph on a 1949 Bowman Reprint (#41)
Lou Brissie Autograph on a 1949 Bowman Reprint (#41)

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Birth Name:
Leland Victor Brissie
Nickname:
Lou
Born On:
06-05-1924  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Anderson, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-25-2013 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Augusta, Georgia
Cemetery:
Pineview Memorial Park, North Augusta, South Carolina
High School:
Ware Shoals High School (Ware Shoals, SC)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-28-1947 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-01-1953
Draft:
Not Applicable
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1947 23 Athletics 1 1 0 0 1 .000 6.43 0 0 0 7.0 34 9 5 5 1 5 - 4 2 0 0 -
1948 24 Athletics 39 25 13 14 10 .583 4.13 11 0 5 194.0 862 202 89 100 6 95 - 127 7 2 0 -
1949 25 Athletics 34 29 5 16 11 .593 4.28 18 0 3 229.1 1,005 220 109 113 20 118 - 118 10 5 1 -
1950 26 Athletics 46 31 13 7 19 .269 4.02 15 2 8 246.0 1,083 237 110 127 22 117 - 101 7 4 0 -
1951 27 Athletics 2 2 0 0 2 .000 6.75 0 0 0 13.1 64 20 10 10 0 8 - 3 0 0 0 -
1951 27 Indians 54 4 26 4 3 .571 3.20 1 0 9 112.1 478 90 40 44 5 61 - 50 3 3 0 -
1952 28 Indians 42 1 19 3 2 .600 3.48 0 0 2 82.2 353 68 32 41 5 34 - 28 2 0 0 -
1953 29 Indians 16 0 7 0 0 .000 7.62 0 0 2 13.0 69 21 11 11 2 13 - 5 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
7 Years 234 93 83 44 48 .478 4.07 45 2 29 897.2 3,948 867 406 451 61 451 - 436 31 14 1 -
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1947 23 Athletics 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1948 24 Athletics 39 76 3 18 1 0 0 0 10 2 - 8 5 - 0 3 .237 .256 .250
1949 25 Athletics 34 90 7 24 2 1 0 0 6 1 - 8 6 - 0 4 .267 .275 .311
1950 26 Athletics 46 87 5 15 1 0 0 0 7 3 - 4 1 - 0 3 .172 .200 .184
1951 27 Athletics 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 1 - 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1951 27 Indians 54 23 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 - 1 1 - 0 0 .261 .261 .304
1952 28 Indians 42 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 0 3 - 0 0 .250 .308 .250
1953 29 Indians 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
7 Years 234 295 17 67 5 1 0 0 26 7 - 23 17 - 0 10 .227 .245 .251
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1947 Athletics P 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1948 Athletics P 39 25 582 30 0.8 30 8 22 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1949 Athletics P 34 29 688 27 0.8 27 6 21 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.06
1950 Athletics P 46 31 738 50 1.1 48 7 41 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.76
1951 Athletics P 2 2 40 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1951 Indians P 54 4 337 16 0.3 14 3 11 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.12
1952 Indians P 42 1 248 24 0.6 24 3 21 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1953 Indians P 16 0 39 2 0.1 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 234 93 2,693 153 0.7 149 29 120 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.49
7 Years 234 93 2,693 153 0.7 149 29 120 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.49
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1947 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.80 5.14 6.43
1948 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 7.6 1.34 5.89 4.41
1949 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.3 15.0 1.00 4.63 4.63
1950 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 21.8 12.4 0.86 3.70 4.28
1951 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.38 2.03 5.40
1951 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 23.0 11.5 0.82 4.01 4.89
1952 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.82 3.05 3.70
1953 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.38 3.46 9.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
7 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.8 11.3 0.97 4.37 4.52
Lou Brissie

Lou Brissie Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1947 Philadelphia Athletics 17 $2,400.00 - -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 19 $5,000.00 - -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 19 $10,000.00 Stats -
1950 Philadelphia Athletics 19 $12,500.00 - -
1951 Philadelphia Athletics 19 $15,200.00 - -
1951 Cleveland Indians 12 "     " - -
1952 Cleveland Indians 12 $17,000.00 - -
1953 Cleveland Indians 12 $15,000.00 - -


Did you know that Lou Brissie, on the morning of December 7, 1944, while serving as a Corporal in the United States Army for the 88th Infantry Division, had - in his own words - his leg "split open like a ripe watermelon" after fragments from a German shell exploded beside him in northern Italy during World War II? His shinbone was shattered into more than thirty pieces, he underwent 23 operations, and less then three years later he made his Major League debut with the 1947 Philadelphia Athletics .

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