From BR Bullpen
John Albert Brittin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Debut September 15, 1950
- Final Game May 13, 1951
- Born March 4, 1924 in Athens, IL USA
- Died January 5, 1994 in Springfield, IL USA
 Biographical Information
John pitched in the International League for the Baltimore Orioles and with the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association in the early 1950's but was plagued by a numbness in his legs that forced his retirement in 1954. A few years later he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
He was a schoolteacher and coach until taking a position with the Office of Public Instruction for the Illinois State Board of Education. He retired in 1989. He died January 4, 1994, at age 69 in Springfield, IL.
Baseball Players of the 1950s
The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Third Edition