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    Lou Brissie Single Signed Baseball With WWII Content!. played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1947 to 1951 and the Cleveland Indians from 1951 to 1953. Brissie attended Presbyterian College before enlisting in the U.S. Army in December 1942. In November 1944, he found himself in heavy fighting in Italy with the 88th Infantry Division . On December 2, 1944, his unit suffered an artillery barrage, and a shell exploded which shattered his left tibia and shinbone in 30 pieces. At the Army field hospital, doctors told him that his leg would have to be amputated due to the severity of the injury. Brissie told the doctors that he was a ballplayer and insisted that the leg be saved even if it jeopardized his life. After 2 years and 23 major operations Lou was able to return to baseball with a metal brace on his leg. He was signed by the Philadelphia A's on December 15, 1946. Lou went on to win 44 games in his amazing career. We offer a OML (Selig) baseball signed by Lou with the inscription "Squad Leader 351st Infantry 88th Div. Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster Bronze Star, Combat Inf. Badge Italy, Presidential Unit Award". Mr. Brissie passed away in November of 2013. Pre- Certified by PSA/DNA.




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