Former big leaguer and North Augusta resident Lou Brissie dies

Monday, November 25, 2013

Augusta, Ga--Some sad news from the local sports world. Former big league player and North Augusta resident Lou Brissie has died at the age of 89.

Brissie has been battling health issues for quite some time and died at the VA in Augusta.

Brissie, was a war hero, having served in world war two where he nearly lost his leg. Brissie, was actually drafted by the Philadephia Athletics before enlisting and serving his country. Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack gave Brissie a chance after returning home and he spent seven years in the big leagues with the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia A's.

Brissie was honored with the bronze star and purple heart for his service to our country.


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