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Lou Brissie

Leland Victor Brissie

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: June 5, 1924 in Anderson, SC
High School: Ware Shoals HS (Ware Shoals, SC)
Schools: Erskine College (Due West, SC), Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1946. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 28, 1947 (Age 23.115, 8,030th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians 1947-1953

Last Game: September 1, 1953 (Age 29.088)
Died: November 25, 2013 in Augusta, SC
Buried: Pineview Memorial Park, North Augusta, SC
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1947 23 PHA AL 0 1 .000 6.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 9 5 5 1 5 4 0 0 2 34 63 5.35 2.000 11.6 1.3 6.4 5.1 0.80
1948 24 PHA AL 14 10 .583 4.13 39 25 13 11 0 5 194.0 202 100 89 6 95 127 2 0 7 862 105 3.25 1.531 9.4 0.3 4.4 5.9 1.34 MVP-24,RoY-4
1949 ★ 25 PHA AL 16 11 .593 4.28 34 29 5 18 0 3 229.1 220 113 109 20 118 118 5 1 10 1005 96 4.22 1.474 8.6 0.8 4.6 4.6 1.00 AS
1950 26 PHA AL 7 19 .269 4.02 46 31 13 15 2 8 246.0 237 127 110 22 117 101 4 0 7 1083 113 4.40 1.439 8.7 0.8 4.3 3.7 0.86
1951 27 TOT AL 4 5 .444 3.58 56 6 26 1 0 9 125.2 110 54 50 5 69 53 3 0 3 542 108 3.87 1.424 7.9 0.4 4.9 3.8 0.77
1951 27 PHA AL 0 2 .000 6.75 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.1 20 10 10 0 8 3 0 0 0 64 65 3.83 2.100 13.5 0.0 5.4 2.0 0.38
1951 27 CLE AL 4 3 .571 3.20 54 4 26 1 0 9 112.1 90 44 40 5 61 50 3 0 3 478 119 3.88 1.344 7.2 0.4 4.9 4.0 0.82
1952 28 CLE AL 3 2 .600 3.48 42 1 19 0 0 2 82.2 68 41 32 5 34 28 0 0 2 353 97 3.73 1.234 7.4 0.5 3.7 3.0 0.82
1953 29 CLE AL 0 0 7.62 16 0 7 0 0 2 13.0 21 11 11 2 13 5 0 0 0 69 50 6.82 2.615 14.5 1.4 9.0 3.5 0.38
7 Yrs 44 48 .478 4.07 234 93 83 45 2 29 897.2 867 451 406 61 451 436 14 1 31 3948 102 4.01 1.468 8.7 0.6 4.5 4.4 0.97
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .478 4.07 49 19 17 9 0 6 187 180 94 84 13 94 91 3 0 6 821 102 4.01 1.468 8.7 0.6 4.5 4.4 0.97
PHA (5 yrs) 37 43 .463 4.22 122 88 31 44 2 16 689.2 688 355 323 49 343 353 11 1 26 3048 103 4.02 1.495 9.0 0.6 4.5 4.6 1.03
CLE (3 yrs) 7 5 .583 3.59 112 5 52 1 0 13 208.0 179 96 83 12 108 83 3 0 5 900 101 4.00 1.380 7.7 0.5 4.7 3.6 0.77
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1947 23 PHA AL 7.0 1 1 5 6.43 5.32 0.26 0.00 90.0 4.56 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .363 .499 $2,400
1948 24 PHA AL 194.0 39 25 100 4.64 4.73 0.01 0.00 102.6 4.84 4 0.4 1.7 -0.1 1.9 20 .511 .503 $5,000 MVP-24,RoY-4
1949 ★ 25 PHA AL 229.1 34 29 113 4.43 4.65 0.15 0.00 97.5 4.39 -1 -0.1 2.0 -0.1 1.6 18 .497 .499 $10,000 AS
1950 26 PHA AL 246.0 46 31 127 4.65 5.21 -0.10 0.00 98.1 5.21 14 1.4 1.8 -0.1 3.4 39 .530 .509 $12,500
1951 27 PHA AL 13.1 2 2 10 6.75 4.86 0.14 0.00 98.5 4.65 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .358 .498 $15,200
1951 27 CLE AL 112.2 54 4 44 3.51 4.69 0.06 0.00 92.0 4.26 9 0.9 1.5 -0.0 1.8 19 .516 .505
1952 28 CLE AL 82.2 42 1 41 4.46 4.08 0.01 0.00 94.9 3.87 -6 -0.6 1.2 -0.2 -0.1 1 .485 .496 $17,000
1953 29 CLE AL 13.0 16 0 11 7.62 5.15 0.24 0.00 93.2 4.57 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .471 .497 $15,000
7 Seasons 898.0 234 93 451 4.52 4.79 0.03 0.00 97.7 4.65 11 1.1 1.4 -0.6 7.9 90 .505 .502 $77,100
PHA (5 yrs) 689.2 122 88 355 4.63 4.88 0.02 0.00 99.1 4.81 13 1.3 1.8 -0.3 6.6 74 .511 .504 $45,100
CLE (3 yrs) 208.1 112 5 96 4.15 4.48 0.05 0.00 93.3 4.13 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.3 1.3 17 .498 .501 $32,000

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1947 23 PHA AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1948 24 PHA AL 39 83 76 3 18 1 0 0 10 0 0 2 8 .237 .256 .250 .506 34 19 3 0 5 1 MVP-24,RoY-4
1949 ★ 25 PHA AL 34 97 90 7 24 2 1 0 6 0 0 1 8 .267 .275 .311 .586 57 28 4 0 6 1 AS
1950 26 PHA AL 46 90 87 5 15 1 0 0 7 0 0 3 4 .172 .200 .184 .384 -0 16 3 0 1 1
1951 27 TOT AL 56 30 28 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .286 .536 48 8 0 0 2 1
1951 27 PHA AL 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 1 0 0 1 /1
1951 27 CLE AL 54 24 23 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .261 .261 .304 .565 56 7 0 0 1 1
1952 28 CLE AL 42 16 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250 .308 .250 .558 61 3 0 0 3 1
1953 29 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 234 318 295 17 67 5 1 0 26 0 0 7 23 .227 .245 .251 .496 32 74 10 0 17
162 Game Avg. 162 220 204 12 46 3 1 0 18 0 0 5 16 .227 .245 .251 .496 32 51 7 0 12
PHA (5 yrs) 122 278 260 15 58 4 1 0 23 0 0 6 22 .223 .241 .246 .487 29 64 10 0 13
CLE (3 yrs) 112 40 35 2 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .257 .278 .286 .563 58 10 0 0 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1947 23 PHA AL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .465 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,400 /1
1948 24 PHA AL 39 83 -8 0 -0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $5,000 1 MVP-24,RoY-4
1949 ★ 25 PHA AL 34 97 -6 -0 -1 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $10,000 1 AS
1950 26 PHA AL 46 90 -13 -0 -0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $12,500 1
1951 27 PHA AL 2 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $15,200 /1
1951 27 CLE AL 54 24 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1952 28 CLE AL 42 16 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $17,000 1
1953 29 CLE AL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $15,000 1
7 Seasons 234 318 -30 -0 -1 0 35 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .502 .500 0.4 0.0 4 $77,100
PHA (5 yrs) 122 278 -28 -0 -1 0 31 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $45,100
CLE (3 yrs) 112 40 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .502 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $32,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1947 PHA AL 23 P 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00 .955 1.93 1.90 0 1 100% 50% 0
1948 PHA AL 24 P 39 25 11 194.0 30 8 22 0 1 1.000 1.39 0.77 .963 2.02 1.99 1 2 67% 48% 0 MVP-24,RoY-4
1949 PHA AL 25 P 34 29 18 229.1 27 6 21 0 3 1.000 1.06 0.79 .962 2.12 2.09 6 2 25% 46% 1 AS
1950 PHA AL 26 P 46 31 15 246.0 50 7 41 2 6 .960 1.76 1.04 .950 2.03 1.99 5 4 44% 0
1951 TOT AL 27 P 56 6 1 125.2 18 4 12 2 3 .889 1.15 0.29 .953 2.07 2.06 6 2 25% 45% 0
1951 PHA AL 27 P 2 2 0 13.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.35 1.00 .955 2.09 2.05 0 0 0
1951 CLE AL 27 P 54 4 1 112.1 16 3 11 2 3 .875 1.12 0.26 .953 2.07 2.06 6 2 25% 45% 0
1952 CLE AL 28 P 42 1 0 82.2 24 3 21 0 0 1.000 2.61 0.57 .966 2.10 2.10 2 0 0% 46% 0
1953 CLE AL 29 P 16 0 0 13.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.13 .955 1.94 1.93 0 1 100% 51% 0
7 Seasons P 234 93 45 897.2 153 29 120 4 13 .974 1.49 0.64 .958 2.06 2.04 20 12 38% 33% 1
7 Seasons TOT 234 93 45 897.2 153 29 120 4 13 .974 1.49 0.64 .958 2.06 2.04 20 12 38% 33% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1950 AL  3.4 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  16 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 AL  8.671 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  5.892 (1st)
1949 AL  4.631 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 AL  46 (3rd)
1951 AL  56 (2nd)
1952 AL  42 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1948 AL  5 (6th)
1949 AL  3 (10th)
1950 AL  8 (5th)
1951 AL  9 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1950 AL  246.0 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 AL  127 (4th)
1949 AL  118 (8th)
1950 AL  101 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1950 AL  31 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1949 AL  18 (7th)
1950 AL  15 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 AL  2 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  20 (3rd)
1950 AL  22 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  118 (9th)
1950 AL  117 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  237 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1948 AL  1.337 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  0.278 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1950 AL  19 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  109 (1st)
1950 AL  110 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1948 AL  7 (2nd)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)
1950 AL  7 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 AL  5 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1950 AL  1,083 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1951 AL  26 (4th)
1952 AL  19 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1948 AL  3.25 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.6 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1950 AL  46 (3rd)
1951 AL  56 (2nd)
1952 AL  42 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1948 AL  1.000 (1st)
1949 AL  1.000 (1st)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 42 (611), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1364), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (320th), 8.3 career WAR/8.3 7yr-peak WAR/8.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1947 23 Philadelphia Athletics $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 24 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 25 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 26 Philadelphia Athletics $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 27 Philadelphia Athletics $15,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts PHA/CLE
1952 28 Cleveland Indians $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 29 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$77,100
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Leland lew loe Lou lu lue Victor Brissie

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