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Lou Brissie from the Chronology
Sep 14, 1952 - At Cleveland 73609 cheer the 2nd place Indians in their final meeting of the year with the first place Yanks. Cleveland winners of 9 of their last 10 games has Mike Garcia 4-0 this year vs. New York against Eddie Lopat. Garcia who had not given up a run in his last 28 innings pitched allows 4 runs in the first 4 innings. Reliever Lou Brissie serves up Mantle's 20th homer in the 5th to put New York up 5-0. Reynolds relieves a tired Lopat and New York wins 7-1 to stay 2 1/2 games ahead of the Tribe.
Apr 30, 1951 - In a complex 3-way deal the White Sox get OF/3B Minnie Minoso from the Indians and OF Paul Lehner from the Athletics. Philadelphia sends P Lou Brissie to Cleveland and gets OF Gus Zernial and Dave Philley from Chicago and P Sam Zoldak and C Ray Murray from Cleveland. Hard-luck lefty Lou Brissie is considered the plum in the proceedings. Rookie Minoso who hit .339 at San Diego (PCL) last year is leading all Indian hitters with a .461 mark.
Aug 18, 1950 - A's lefty Lou Brissie gives up just one Yankee hit in the last 5 innings but it's a critical one. With the score 2-2 in the top of the 9th DiMaggio cracks his 22nd HR of the year to give the 3rd place New Yorkers a 3-2 win and hand the Mackmen their 6th straight loss.
Sep 5, 1949 - Before 32844 fans in Philadelphia the Yankees sweep a holiday twinbill from the A's winning 13-4 and 5-2. Raschi easily wins his 18th in the opener as DiMaggio drives in 5 runs 4 on a grand slam off Lou Brissie. Billy Johnson follows with his 8th homer of the year. In the nitecap DiMaggio leaves in the 2nd inning with leg cramps but the Yankees win behind Tommy Byrne and Joe Page in a game called after 7 innings because of darkness. The Yankees return to NYC having won 8 of 14 road games but have just 4 away games in their remaining 25. New York is 1 /12 games ahead of Boston.
Aug 31, 1949 - In the opener of a day-nite split with the A's the Indians win 7-6 in 14 innings. Tribe 2B Joe Gordon participates in 6 double plays while WP Al Benton gives up just 4 hits in the last 8 1/3 innings. Lou Brissie wins his 13th 2-1 in the nitecap.
May 28, 1949 - The A's Lou Brissie loses a tough one 2-1 to the Yankees in 14 innings. Yogi Berra does the most damage driving in a run in the 9th with a double then scoring from 1st on a double in the 14th. Joe Page is the winner.
Aug 15, 1948 - Before 72468-the largest crowd of the season at Yankee Stadium-the A's sweep a pair from the Yanks by 5-3 scores and regain second place in the AL. The A's win the opener in 10 innings after Joe DiMaggio ties the score with his 20th homer of the year. Joe D also triples home a run in the extra frame but Lou Brissie preserves the win for Carl Scheib. The A's total 20 hits in the two games including a triple and double by Sam Chapman. New York is now in 4th place five games back.
Jul 18, 1948 - Pat Seerey chunky Sox left fielder hits 4 HRs the last in the 11th inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 12-11 victory over the Athletics in Philadelphia. Seerey is the 5th ML player to accomplish the feat and is the only player in ML history to twice reach 15 or more total bases in a game having totaled 15 bases in 1945. Three of the homers are in successive innings just the 3rd to do that. Fat Pat's first shot is over the LF bleacher roof off Carl Scheib the next two-off Scheib and Bob Savage-are on the roof and the last off Lou Brissie into the upper LF stands. Brissie the 5th pitcher is the loser against Howie Judson. The A's take the 2nd game 6-1 in five innings as Seerey is 0-for-2. On the 24th Seerey will become the first player to strike out 7 times in a doubleheader.
Jul 16, 1948 - Ordered by Bill Veeck to pass up the All-Star game a well-rested Bob Feller is shelled from the mound with only one out in the first inning by the A's. The A's score first when Feller absent-mindedly goes into a windup with two on and Coleman and McCosky pull a double steal. The Mackmen then jump on Bob Muncrief and roll to a 10-5 win over the AL-leading Indians. Lou Brissie wins his 4th straight. Joe Coleman will shut out the Tribe 5-0 tomorrow to split the series.
Jun 4, 1948 - At Philadelphia the A's edge the White Sox 4-3 as Lou Brissie picks up the win. The Sox score 3 runs in the 3rd on a bases-loaded single by newly acquired Pat Seerey. Lupien running on a 3-2 count scores from 1B.
Apr 19, 1948 - In the 2nd inning of the Patriot's Day doubleheader at Fenway the Sox slug three consecutive homers off A's pitcher Phil Marchildon. Connecting for Boston are Stan Spence Vern Stephens and Bobby Doerr. The Sox don't do much more though and the A's win the A.M. game in 11 innings 5-4. A's rookie LH Lou Brissie then defeats the Red Sox 4-2 on 4 hits in the afternoon game. Wounded in W W II Brissie who has a metal plate in one leg and wears a shin guard as protection is hit just above the guard by a Ted Williams line drive and is downed for several minutes.