Lou Brissie

Lou was the only survivor of his WWII infantry unit, which was wiped out in battle. However, an exploding shell shattered his left leg, causing him to wear a brace during his pitching career. The courageous 6’4″ southpaw went 16-11 in 1949 for the Athletics and helped himself by batting .267. Brissie later became the National Director of the American Legion baseball program.