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Live Auction Saturday December 14, 2013

AUCTION:  Saturday, December 14, 2013 10 am until ? ALL 100 LOTS MUST BE SOLD! The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society is sponsoring their final ever sports Memorabilia Auction that includes collectibles from the Society’s Members personal collections DAYS INN 1st Floor Conference Room Route 611, Easton Road in Horsham, PA 19044 **Refreshments and door prizes***

Lou Brissie, an All-Star and War Hero, Dies at 89

Our good friend Lou Brissie passed away yesterday afternoon after a 5 months stay in the VA hospital. He fought bravely and courageously till the end. He was a great American, hero, gentleman, and friend. He will be greatly missed. Read more from The New York Times Read more from Augusta Chronicle

Lou Brissie Field Dedication and Ceremony

Lou Brissie Field Dedication and Ceremony Set for Veterans Day – Download your Invitation

Photo of the A’s Last at Bat

September 19, 1954 Athletics last at bat in Connie Mack Stadium versus the Yankees.

“LOU BRISSIE FIELD” TO BE DEDICATED AT VETERANS’ DAY CEREMONY IN WARE SHOALS, SOUTH CAROLINA

Ware Shoals School District 51 and the Town of Ware Shoals will come together on Monday, November 11th in a special ceremony to honor all veterans and to bestow a special honor on Leland Victor “Lou” Brissie, a hometown hero from “The Greatest Generation.” The baseball field at Riegel Stadium, on the campus of Ware […]

Lou Brissie Field Update

[Show as slideshow] Check out images of the soon to be “Lou Brissie Field”.   A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS!  

Philadelphia Hall of Fame 10th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception

You’re invited to the 10th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception!

A SALUTE TO THE HEROIC LOU BRISSIE

By David M. Jordan One of the very best features of post-World War II A’s fandom has long been the saga of Lou Brissie, currently being featured by Lou’s hometown in South Carolina. It was a story of heroism, determination, persistence, and some pretty fine southpaw pitching.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

Check out Shoeless Joe Jackson Museums’ website at http://www.shoelessjoejackson.org/ The museum is located at 356 Field Street in Greenville, SC.  It is situated across from Fluor Field, in the Historic West End of Greenville, SC.

Who is this? Not Jimmie Foxx…

DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS? The owner of this Christmas Card thought it was the great Jimmie Foxx, upon a closer look  it is not Foxx.