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Man, what a terrible trade. In a 3-team swap, the Indians traded Minoso and two other players, receiving just Lou Brissie -- a swingman they turned into a full-time reliever. They got 200 innings of 101 ERA+. The A's were the other team involved and they somehow got 4 players for Brissie including Gus Zernial and Dave Philley (mediocre but starting OF).
Nobody "used" tildes when Minoso played. Hell, he's lucky his first name isn't "Mike".
Man, what a terrible trade. In a 3-team swap, the Indians traded Minoso and two other players, receiving just Lou Brissie -- a swingman they turned into a full-time reliever.
Lou attended Presbyterian College before enlisting in the U.S. Army in December 1942. In November 1944, Lou found himself in heavy fighting in Italy with the 88th Infantry Division (Blue Devils). On December 2, 1944, Lou's unit suffered an artillery barrage, and a shell exploded which shattered his left tibia and shinbone in 30 pieces. Lou's citations included the Purple Heart (with oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star Medal, ETO and American Campaign Medals.
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. His comeback began with Savannah in the Southern League where he won 25 games in 1947. The A's called him up and on September 28, 1947 he realized his "life's ambition" of pitching in the major leagues.
Back when Harry Carey was broadcasting for the White Sox, trying to pronounce Jorge Orta damn near killed him. He really did try hard, but after a few months it was George
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